At least 24 reportedly killed in Kenya post-election violence

Posted In: News Date:Aug 12th, 2017

One day after President Uhuru Kenyatta was reelected in a fiercely contested and divisive vote, violence erupted across parts of Kenya in clashes between protesters and security forces.

At least 24 people, including a 6-year-old child, have been killed since the election results were announced Friday night, according to the Kenyan National Commission on Human Rights.

“Deaths can be directly linked to the elections and post-election environment,” said Kagwiria Mbogori, chairman of the commission. “Family and community members have indicated they were killed during the protests, which broke out in some parts of the country after the polls.”


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