Kenya: Opposition protesters clash with anti-riot police in Nairobi as Kenyatta re-elected

Clashes between opposition protesters and anti-riot police shook the Nairobi slum of Kawangware on Monday evening, after Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of a contentious presidential election re-run which took place last Thursday. Kawangware is considered to be a stronghold of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, who had called on opposition supporters to boycott the... Еще polls on Thursday’s election. Monday’s clashes were the last of a series of violence that marred the election period in Kenya. Most of them featured stone-throwing opposition protesters against police forces that retaliated with tear gas, water cannons and, at times, bullets. Kenyatta won 98% of the vote with a turnout of just under 39%. He had already won elections on August 8, the results of which were subsequently annulled because of “irregularities.” About 50 people are reported to have died in violence since Kenyatta was declared the winner of August's election.

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