Violent clashes in Nairobi

Violent clashes in Nairobi

Post-election violence continued across Nairobi on Saturday (August 12), with police firing on protesters and a number of people reported killed.

One mortuary official said nine bodies with gunshot wounds had been received at his institute from the capital’s Mathare shantytown, an opposition stronghold.

Police on Saturday fired tear gas at protesters in Mathare, many of whom demanded that President Uhuru Kenyatta step down.

Several other people were killed in clashes since Friday night, when Kenya’s election commission announced that Kenyatta was the winner in Tuesday’s vote. The opposition says the vote was rigged.