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Kenya police fire teargas at youths after vote ruling

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KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police fired teargas on Saturday at hundreds of stone-throwing youths in the western city of Kisumu, a stronghold of defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga, after a court threw out his challenge to the victory of rival Uhuru Kenyatta.

"No Raila, no peace," some of the youths chanted, echoing slogans used after a 2007 election when Odinga disputed the victory of now outgoing President Mwai Kibaki. Ethnic violence after that vote killed more than 1,200 people.

Odinga, who has repeatedly called for calm, was due to hold a news conference later on Saturday after the court ruling.

(Reporting by Hezron Ochiel; Writing by James Macharia; Editing by Edmund Blair and Robin Pomeroy)

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