Violence intensifies following disputed Kenyan election result

Marsha Scott
August 13, 2017

Odinga's NASA coalition rejected the results even before they were announced, saying that the election commission's systems had been hacked, that the conduct of the count was irregular and that foreign observers who gave the poll a clean bill of health were biased. Officials had announced on July 31 that Msando had been tortured and killed.

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.

The unrest follows a fiercely fought presidential election in which Mr Odinga has repeatedly claimed the vote was rigged.

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

Wycliff Mokaya told The Associated Press his 9-year-old daughter was killed by a stray bullet while on their third-floor balcony in Mathare.

Earlier in the day, opposition supporters burned tires and blocked roads in several areas. "She was my only hope".

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

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At least four persons were shot dead overnight during violent protests that were ongoing in Kenya on Saturday after incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was re-elected in the presidential election, human rights organisations said.

"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 Independent Policing and Oversight Authority (IPOA) must immediately launch an independent and effective investigation into reported killings and where there is credible evidence of crimes, those responsible must be brought to justice", said Muthoni Wanyeki, Amnesty International's Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes.

The gunfire rang out in the Nairobi slum of Kibera and in the southwestern city of Kisumu, the witnesses said.

Protests in the Kawangware slum in Nairobi have left burning tyres, debris and looted shops following running battles between opposition supporters and police.

The election commission affirmed there was a hacking attempt but said it failed, and that Odinga's camp had no right to declare him the victor.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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