Kenya bans electoral reform demonstrations ahead of poll

Kenya's interior minister says police will not allow opposition demonstrations in their strongholds in the country's three biggest cities because of "imminent danger of breach of peace."

Fred Matiangi said Thursday opposition demonstrations are banned in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa.

Kenya's opposition leaders have urged supporters to hold peaceful demonstrations to pressure the electoral commission to reform its staff and operations before fresh elections are held on Oct. 26.

The Supreme Court annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in August citing irregularities and illegalities in the vote-counting and the electoral commission's refusal to allow scrutiny of its computer system. Opposition leader Raila Odinga had challenged the results in court, claiming Kenyatta won through electoral fraud.