Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga clash with police in Nairobi, Kenya

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Two people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters cheering a convoy carrying opposition leader Raila Odinga from the airport to central Nairobi, a Reuters photographer said.

Police fired tear gas at the convoy and used water cannon as they tried to stop it reaching the capital’s main business district, live footage on Kenyan TV showed. Some protesters threw stones at police. TV footage showed two vehicles on fire.

The deaths occurred as police and protesters fought on one of the main roads leading to the business district, the photographer said. Police spokesmen did not immediately respond to phone calls.

Odinga has called for a “National Resistance Movement” to protest against the outcome of a repeat presidential election last month which saw President Uhuru Kenyatta win a second, five-year term with 98 percent of the vote after Odinga boycotted the contest. Only 39 percent of registered voters took part.

The repeat poll was ordered by the Supreme Court after it annulled the results of the August election, won by Kenyatta, over procedural irregularities.

In what is seen as the last chance for legal scrutiny of the vote, the court will rule on Monday on cases that seek to nullify the rerun election. (Reuters)

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<p>A supporters of Kenyan’s opposition party National Super Alliance (NASA) reacts during a demonstration following the arrival of opposition leader Raila Odinga to the Jomo Kenyatta Internation airport on Nov. 17, 2017 in Nairobi. (Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

A supporters of Kenyan’s opposition party National Super Alliance (NASA) reacts during a demonstration following the arrival of opposition leader Raila Odinga to the Jomo Kenyatta Internation airport on Nov. 17, 2017 in Nairobi. (Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Supporters of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition throw stones at police in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Supporters of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition throw stones at police in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

<p>Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga attends a protest in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga attends a protest in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

<p>A supporter of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga is sprayed with water by police in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

A supporter of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga is sprayed with water by police in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

<p>Kenya riot police chase and prepare to strike a supporter of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Khalil Senosi/AP) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Kenya riot police chase and prepare to strike a supporter of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Khalil Senosi/AP)

<p>Supporters of Kenyan’s opposition party National Super Alliance (NASA) throw water onto a burning bus during a demonstration on Nov. 17, 2017 in Nairobi. (Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Supporters of Kenyan’s opposition party National Super Alliance (NASA) throw water onto a burning bus during a demonstration on Nov. 17, 2017 in Nairobi. (Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Supporters of Kenyan’s opposition party National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga march with his convoy upon his arrival from the Jomo Kenyatta international airport on Nov. 17, 2017 in Nairobi. (Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Supporters of Kenyan’s opposition party National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga march with his convoy upon his arrival from the Jomo Kenyatta international airport on Nov. 17, 2017 in Nairobi. (Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Anti-riot police fire tear gas to disperse supporters of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Anti-riot police fire tear gas to disperse supporters of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

<p>Motorcyclists pass a burning tyre barricade following a demonstration by Kenyan opposition party National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters on Nov. 17, 2017 in Nairobi. (Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Motorcyclists pass a burning tyre barricade following a demonstration by Kenyan opposition party National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters on Nov. 17, 2017 in Nairobi. (Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga throw rocks during protests in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga throw rocks during protests in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

<p>Policemen spray water to disperse supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Policemen spray water to disperse supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

<p>Riot police use stones to disperse the convoy of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition as they attempt to access the Uhuru Park grounds upon his return in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Riot police use stones to disperse the convoy of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition as they attempt to access the Uhuru Park grounds upon his return in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

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Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

<p>An injured supporter of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga receives assistance in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

An injured supporter of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga receives assistance in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

<p>Water is sprayed by policemen to disperse supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Water is sprayed by policemen to disperse supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

<p>Policemen attempt to disperse supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition upon his return in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Policemen attempt to disperse supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition upon his return in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

<p>Supporters of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition clash with police officers in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Supporters of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition clash with police officers in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

<p>Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition carry banners as they welcome Odinga’s return in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition carry banners as they welcome Odinga’s return in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

<p>Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga throw stones at police in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga throw stones at police in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

<p>Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition is welcomed by his supporters upon his return in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition is welcomed by his supporters upon his return in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

<p>Supporters of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, run as riot police officers fire tear gas to disperse them along Mombasa Road, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Supporters of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, run as riot police officers fire tear gas to disperse them along Mombasa Road, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

<p>Anti-riot police fire tear gas to disperse supporters of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Anti-riot police fire tear gas to disperse supporters of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

<p>Supporters of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition set tires on fire in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Supporters of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition set tires on fire in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

<p>Supporters of Kenyan’s opposition party National Super Alliance (NASA) react when confronted by Kenyan police, as they attempt to march towards the Jomo Kenyatta international airport to welcome opposition leader Raila Odinga upon his arrival on Nov. 17, 2017 in Nairobi. (Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Supporters of Kenyan’s opposition party National Super Alliance (NASA) react when confronted by Kenyan police, as they attempt to march towards the Jomo Kenyatta international airport to welcome opposition leader Raila Odinga upon his arrival on Nov. 17, 2017 in Nairobi. (Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Policemen attempt to disperse supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition along Likoni road as they are repulsed from accessing city center, in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Policemen attempt to disperse supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition along Likoni road as they are repulsed from accessing city center, in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

<p>Riot police officers control supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition from accessing the Jomo Kenyatta airport upon his return in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

Riot police officers control supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition from accessing the Jomo Kenyatta airport upon his return in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

<p>A supporter of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition reacts as he attempts to access the Jomo Kenyatta airport upon Odinga’s return in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters) </p>
Raila Odinga supporters clash with police

A supporter of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition reacts as he attempts to access the Jomo Kenyatta airport upon Odinga’s return in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

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