Africa

Kenya: Protests over talk of assassinating opposition leader

  • Opposition supporters carrying rocks and wooden sticks protest against a pro-government MP whom they allege made offensive remarks about the opposition leader, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The protesters threw rocks and engaged in running battles with riot police who fired teargas and chased them through the streets and alleys. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Opposition supporters carrying rocks and wooden sticks protest againstĀ a pro-government MP whom they allege made offensive remarks about the opposition leader, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The protesters threw rocks and engaged in running battles with riot police who fired teargas and chased them through the streets and alleys. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)  (The Associated Press)

  • A schoolboy walks past a burning barricade set up by opposition supporters in protest over a pro-government MP whom they allege made offensive remarks about the opposition leader, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The protesters then threw rocks and engaged in running battles with police who fired teargas and chased them through the streets and alleys. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

    A schoolboy walks past a burning barricade set up by opposition supporters in protest over a pro-government MP whom they allege made offensive remarks about the opposition leader, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The protesters then threw rocks and engaged in running battles with police who fired teargas and chased them through the streets and alleys. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kenyan riot police charge opposition protesters demonstrating against a pro-government MP whom they allege made offensive remarks about the opposition leader, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The protesters threw rocks and engaged in running battles with riot police who fired teargas and chased them through the streets and alleys. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Kenyan riot police charge opposition protesters demonstrating againstĀ a pro-government MP whom they allege made offensive remarks about the opposition leader, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The protesters threw rocks and engaged in running battles with riot police who fired teargas and chased them through the streets and alleys. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)  (The Associated Press)

An opposition official says demonstrations have broken out in Kenya's largest slum over footage appearing to show a pro-government legislator saying top opposition leader Raila Odinga can be assassinated.

Sam Ochieng, the head of the Orange Democratic Party in Kibera slum, said Tuesday that a coffin with the name of the legislator who apparently made the remarks, Moses Kuria, was burnt.

Odinga is the Orange Democratic Party leader.

An Associated Press reporter saw police fire tear gas at demonstrators, who responded with stones in running battles. Kibera is an opposition stronghold.

Kuria and five other legislators have been questioned by police over remarks that may amount to hate speech.