Kenya: Deadly violence follows re-election of president

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AFP and Reuters

© Carl de Souza, AFP | A man runs past a shack which was burnt to the ground by protestors in the Kibera slum in Nairobi on August 12, 2017.

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2017-08-13

Kenyan police have killed at least 11 people in a crackdown on protests as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums surrounding the capital, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.

However, the NASA opposition coalition, led by four-time presidential hopeful Raila Odinga, put the death toll at more than 100, including 10 children, but did not provide evidence. Odinga has rejected the poll and its result as “massive” fraud.

The eruption of violence has revived memories of a decade ago, when Odinga, now 72, lost an election in controversial circumstances that sparked a wave of political and ethnic…

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