Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Kenyan police fire teargas at protest over MPs' pay

Kenyan police fired teargas and water cannon outside parliament on Tuesday to disperse about 200 people demonstrating against lawmakers' demands for a salary 130 times the legal minimum wage.

Civil rights groups organized the protest to express widespread anger that politicians are demanding a pay rise so soon after a broadly peaceful election on March 4.

Protesters fed pigs' blood to live pigs at the gates of parliament in the capital Nairobi to symbolize a political class widely regarded as greedy and corrupt.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/14/us-kenya-protests-idUSBRE94D0DE20130514