October 19, 2017

At least eleven dead as post-election unrest erupts in Kenya

At least eleven dead as post-election unrest erupts in KenyaBy Katharine Houreld and Maggie Fick NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - 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. 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 unrest in which 1,200 people were killed and 600,000 displaced.


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