At least eleven dead as post-election unrest erupts in Kenya
NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police have killed at least 11 people in a crackdown on protests as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums surrounding the capital, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.
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Aug 12, 2017
NAIROBI, Kenya—At least 11 people, including a 9-year-old girl, were killed late Friday and Saturday in violent street battles between Kenyan police and supporters of the opposition that lost Tuesday’s presidential election, community leaders, families and rights groups said. Clashes between supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga and police escalated after incumbent President… Read the story on The Wall Street Read more...
Aug 9, 2017
KISUMU, Kenya — The Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga, threw early results of the country’s presidential election into doubt on Wednesday, claiming that the electoral commission’s servers had been hacked to award the incumbent, Uhuru Kenyatta, a significant lead.Given Kenya’s history of postelection violence, Mr. Odinga’s comments renewed fears of deadly unrest, although he asked supporters to remain calm. Rights Read more...
Aug 9, 2017
NAIROBI (Reuters) – President Uhuru Kenyatta had a commanding lead as votes were counted on Wednesday after Kenya’s election but opposition leader Raila Odinga said hackers broke into election commission computer systems overnight, leading to massive fraud. Read the story on Reuters.
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