Kenya Politics

Kenya’s election rerun marred by violence with Three Dead and over Thirty Wounded

Kenyan opposition supporters clashed with police near burning barricades on Thursday, seeking to derail an election rerun likely to give President Uhuru Kenyatta another term 

At least three people were shot dead Thursday and more than 30 wounded as opposition protesters clashed with police, police and hospital sources said.

On the eve of the election, Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga had called for a boycott of the vote, urging people to stay at home. But hundreds of Odinga supporters took to the streets to express their discontent and prevent ballots from being cast.

Mr Kenyatta, casting his vote, urged Kenyans to turn out and vote, and accused “tribalists” of trying to disrupt the poll. “We are requesting them humbly that they should turn out in large numbers,” he said. “We’re tired as a country of electioneering and I think it’s time to move forward.”



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