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Tear Gas in Kisumu as Raila Odinga Supporters Protest Over Election Results

Police in Kenya has fired tear gas at a group of Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s supporters in Kondele – Kisumu, who were protesting over the results from the Presidential Elections held on Tuesday (August 8th, 2017).

This comes just hours after the National Super Alliance (NASA) Presidential Candidate claimed massive fraud in the election.

The unarmed men, who chanted “No Raila, No Peace” and slogans against President Uhuru Kenyatta, blocked roads in the area and set tires ablaze before police arrived.

They also engaged police in running battles, prompting the officers to fire tear gas at them.

Presidential candidate Raila Odinga early on Wednesday morning termed the outcome that saw him trail Uhuru Kenyatta by more than one million votes as “sham, fictitious and fake”.

Mr Odinga said the results were the “work of a computer” and did not reflect the will of voters, a claim denied by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

 

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