Nairobi -Kenyan police in riot gear fired teargas and water
cannon on Tuesday to disperse about 200 protesters gathered outside parliament
to demonstrate against lawmakers' salary demands.
Civil rights groups organised the protest, drumming up support
through social media, to highlight Kenyans' anger that politicians are
demanding higher pay so soon after a broadly peaceful election on March 4.
The organisers said the "Occupy Parliament" march,
was meant to help expose the political class in East Africa's largest economy
widely regarded as greedy and corrupt.
Protesters gave live pigs pig blood to feed on at the gates
of parliament in the capital Nairobi to symbolise legislators who they dubbed
"We have spilled the blood of the pigs to show that the
MPs are greedy like pigs," said Boniface Mwangi before he and other
organisers were arrested by police.