2 people killed by bullets in the clashes

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    Saturday, 12 August, 2017 03:37

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    KENYA | Two people have been killed by bullets in the night from Friday to Saturday in Kisumu and Siaya (west), in clashes with police that erupted following the announcement of the re-election of president Uhuru Kenyatta, a-t-on learned from sources police and administrative.

    In Kisumu, “we have a person killed and four others have been admitted to hospital with bullet wounds”, said to AFP, Dr Ojwang Lusi, head of health for the county.

    A Siaya district, a senior police officer confirmed the death of a person: “We have not managed to recover the body of the taxi driver-motorcycle because of the resistance of the demonstrators” on the spot.

    Supporters of opposition candidate Raila Odinga, have left aside their anger Friday night in the violent protests, after the announcement of the victory of Mr Kenyatta with 54,27 % of the vote.

    Saturday at 10 a.m. (local time), new skirmishes were reported in several slums of Nairobi by journalists of the AFP.

    In addition, several roads in the west of the country were blocked Saturday morning by protesters.

    “Our goal is to ensure that the roads are open. But as soon as we reopen the roads, they are now starting to crash and burn tires. That is the problem. We have no problem with them. But we have a problem when they block the roads,” said the press Titus Yoma, the chief of police of the county of Kisumu.

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