Police fire tear gas in Nairobi slum as voters await official election result

by Radyo La Verdad | August 11, 2017 (Friday) | 6828

Police fired tear gas at protesters in the Nairobi slum of kibera on Thursday, as protesters lit fires, set up road blocks and stopped traffic, restlessly awaiting the results of the presidential election.

Four people were killed in election-related violence and though calm returned to most of Nairobi, tension remained in the slums of Kibera and Kawangware.

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Thursday most of more than 20,000 polling station result forms uploaded to the election commission’s website were fake, doubling down on previous claims of “massive” fraud in Tuesday’s Presidential election.

The official election results give President Uhuru Kenyatta a commanding lead with only a handful of polling stations still to report.

International observers have given the election a broad thumbs up.



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