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Five die in explosions at a rally in Kenya

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Five die in explosions at a rally in Kenya


Five people have been killed and 75 others injured in two explosions at a prayer meeting in Kenya.

The blasts went off 15 minutes apart. Some of the injured are thought to have been hurt in a stampede as people tried to run away.

Ambulances ferried dozens of victims to hospital as police began investigating the cause of the explosions. It is not clear who the bombers were targeting.

Kenya’s Prime Minister, Raila Odinga strongly condemned the attack:
“We don’t know as yet the cause of this incident, we therefore do not want to get involved in speculation. At the moment all the efforts should be directed at helping those who have been wounded, those who have been seriously injured.”

The meeting was being held by a mixture of church leaders and politicians campaigning against a proposed new constitution which has split the country.

Two years ago violence in the wake of a general election left 1300 people dead as ethnic groups turned on each other.

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