( dpa ) - A large police force was on the streets of Nairobi Thursday morning as the opposition planned the second of three days of protests over Kenya's disputed presidential polls.
A day after at least three people were killed in the countrywide protests, officers had blocked off central Nairobi's Uhuru Park, where the opposition has tried to demonstrate in vain.
Police on Wednesday used tear gas to break up demonstrators and said they would also not allow smaller gatherings. The opposition, however, vowed to defy a police ban on rallies.
If they seek to demonstrate again in Uhuru Park, whose Suaheli name means freedom, they were likely to be met by water cannon and tear gas.
Supporters of opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga have charged that the December 27 vote, in which President Mwai Kibaki was declared the victor, was fraudulent. International election observers also called it flawed.
Violence erupted after the vote, killing more than 700 people.