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Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 January 2008, 18:05 GMT
In pictures: Anger in Kenya's parliament

Kenyan MPs gather for the opening of the parliament in Nairobi

Kenyan lawmakers have clashed in parliament, as they met for the first time since disputed presidential polls to elect a new Speaker.

Opposition deputy Anyang Nyong'o (facing camera) argues with Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka (front)

Opposition MPs demanded an open ballot, fearing the secret vote could be rigged by pro-government deputies.

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki casts his ballot in parliament

MPs backing President Mwai Kibaki dismissed the claim. Eventually, both sides agreed to cast secret ballots into a transparent box.

Raila Odinga casts his vote

It was the first time main opposition leader, Raila Odinga, had been in the same room as Mr Kibaki since December's polls, which the opposition says were rigged.

Kenyans in a bar watch live on TV the opening session in parliament

People across the country watched as opposition Speaker candidate, Kenneth Marende, was elected after three tense rounds of voting.

Opposition supporters in Nairobi drew a symbolic coffin of Mr Kibaki

Opposition supporters in Nairobi drew a symbolic coffin for Mr Kibaki. The president denies any wrongdoing over last month's polls.

Police guard the parliament building in Nairobi

Security was tight around the parliament building, amid fears of more violence. More than 600 people have been killed since the elections.


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