At least two protesters have allegedly been shot dead by police in Kenya after violence broke out following yesterday’s general election.
Upheaval began in the African nation after opposition leader, Raila Odinga, said that the electoral commission’s IT system had been hacked to manipulate the results.
Protest of the election results in Kibera section Nairobi, Kenya! https://t.co/cxODYuII8v— Lanier “Issa” Lewis (@IssaKhari) 9 August 2017
Protests have been taking place in Nairobi, despite Odinga calling for calm, and police fired shots to disperse opposition supporters in Kisumu, where hundreds of demonstrators could be heard shouting: “No Raila, no peace.”
An AFP photographer said that he had seen the body of one protester who had been shot in the head.
From a friend: Happening now in #Ayani #Kibera. #Protest #Nairobi #Kenya #Election: pic.twitter.com/aGCi686flh— Charles Newman (@Afritekt) 9 August 2017
Kenyan Election Result: Mathare Youths Protest Over Rigging Claims https://t.co/5f87Avpoko pic.twitter.com/zznJlqYmJF— Buzz Kenya (@BuzzKenya) 9 August 2017
The official result saw Odinga come a close second to Kenyatta.