The United States condemned on Tuesday the “excessive use of force” by Kenya’s security services during a demonstration by opponents of the electoral oversight body, the embassy said.

Police beat some demonstrators with batons and kicked others on Monday after firing teargas and water cannon to disperse a crowd outside the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. Some demonstrators threw stones at police.

“The United States deplores the excessive use of force by the Kenyan security services and the violence around the demonstrations,” U.S. Ambassador Robert Godec said. “We welcome announcements by Kenyan authorities that all reports of the excessive use of force will be investigated.”

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