Extra mucho super forbearance edition:
Part of an ongoing series.
“The Kenyan police are acting strictly within the laws of this country and with a lot of extra restraint,” said Eric Kiraithe, a police spokesman.
The Kenyan authorities appear to be steadily ratcheting up the pressure. On Thursday, officers in Kisumu, in western Kenya, briefly detained several journalists who were taking pictures of street clashes.
The day before, a Kenyan television crew filmed a police officer in Kisumu shooting an unarmed demonstrator who was making faces at security agents. The demonstrator died, and after the disturbing scene was shown, many opposition supporters vowed to take revenge.