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Kenyan police use tear gas to disperse rally against graft

  • Protesters march against government corruption, on the 53rd anniversary of Kenya's independence, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Kenya's president on Monday criticized the International Criminal Court as "not impartial," saying his government "will give serious thought" to its membership of the court. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Protesters march against government corruption, on the 53rd anniversary of Kenya's independence, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Kenya's president on Monday criticized the International Criminal Court as "not impartial," saying his government "will give serious thought" to its membership of the court. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta delivers his speech to the nation during the 53rd Jamhuri Day Celebrations (Independence Day) at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Kenya got its Independence from British rule in 1963. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta delivers his speech to the nation during the 53rd Jamhuri Day Celebrations (Independence Day) at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Kenya got its Independence from British rule in 1963. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters march against government corruption, on the 53rd anniversary of Kenya's independence, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Kenya's president on Monday criticized the International Criminal Court as "not impartial," saying his government "will give serious thought" to its membership of the court. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Protesters march against government corruption, on the 53rd anniversary of Kenya's independence, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Kenya's president on Monday criticized the International Criminal Court as "not impartial," saying his government "will give serious thought" to its membership of the court. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)  (The Associated Press)

Kenyan police have fired tear gas to disperse a protest march against government corruption.

The march was part of a protest movement by activists who want Kenya's government to do more to stem what they charge is rampant graft within the administration.

Police arrested at least three protesters Monday in the capital, Nairobi, when they broke up the demonstration. The group later reunited at another location and resumed the march.

The protest march coincided with celebrations marking 53 years since Kenya became independent.

A series of corruption scandals have put pressure on President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is seeking re-election next year.

Kenya is considered to be among the world's most corrupt countries, ranking 139 out of 168 countries in a 2015 index by Transparency International.