Kenya: Protests Against Kenyatta Election Victory Turn Deadly

Kenyan police have shot two people dead and injured five more during rioting after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner in national elections.

The violence occurred in the western city of Kisumu on Lake Victoria, where opposition leader Raila Odinga has strong support.

The deaths were confirmed by regional police commander Leonard Katana, AP reports.

Police also opened fire in the capital, Nairobi, where opposition protesters had blocked roads and set up burning barricades.

The unrest follows a fiercely fought presidential election in which Mr Odinga has repeatedly claimed the vote was rigged.

Mr Kenyatta won a second term as president with 54.3 per cent of the vote to Mr Odinga’s 44.7 per cent and a margin of 1.4 million votes.


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