Three killed in protests against disputed Kenya vote

Michele Moreno
August 13, 2017

On Thursday, global election observers, such as former U.S Secretary of State John Kerry, termed the recent presidential and parliamentary polls in Kenya as credible.

A mortuary official said nine bodies with gunshot wounds had been brought to the Nairobi morgue from Mathare.

The photographer says the attack occurred Saturday as the convoy tried to enter Kibera, a slum where opposition supporters have rioted since Tuesday's disputed election. "Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta on his successful election for a second term as the President of the Republic of Kenya", Mr Maalim said.

Kenya had been relatively calm since the election but had braced for possible violence Friday night with police in the central business district.

One father said his nine-year-old daughter was killed by a stray bullet while on their third-floor balcony in Mathare.

"I was watching her play with her friends when she suddenly fell down", Mokaya said.

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Acting Interior Minister Fred Matiang'i said Saturday that "criminal elements have attempted to take advantage of the situation to loot and destroy property".

Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor of Kenya's presidential election on Friday amid allegations of voting fraud by the opposition.

What was arguably Kenya's worst violence since independence erupted immediately after it was announced that President Mwai Kibaki had won re-election in a close race against opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Matiang'i is also criticizing what he calls "inflammatory messages" on social media created to sow discord during the tense election period.

"He was not out fighting them, he was rescued by my sister who lives next to him, she came outside screaming at the police asking why they are beating people", his brother, Charles Ochieng said, speaking on behalf of a dazed Oduor.

The deaths were confirmed by regional police commander Leonard Katana, AP reports.

According to AFP, demonstrations and running battles with police broke out in Nairobi slums after anger in opposition strongholds against an election that losing candidate Raila Odinga claims was massively rigged.

Kenyatta on Friday appealed for unity after the Kenyan election commission announced results following several days of vote-counting.

Odinga alleged that hackers infiltrated the election commission's computer system in favor of his opponent.

Other reports by Insurance News

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