4 killed as violent protests rock Kenya after elections

Violence has intensified following the Kenyan election, with at least nine people dying in one area of Nairobi and police using tear gas on a convoy of opposition officials.

The results of the parallel tallying showed President Uhuru Kenyatta won by 54 per cent, while National Super Alliance (Nasa) flag bearer Raila Odinga got 44.9 per cent votes.

A mortuary official said nine bodies with gunshot wounds had been brought to the Nairobi morgue from Mathare.

Kenyans voted in presidential and legislative elections on Tuesday.

A Nairobi man says his 9-year-old daughter has been killed by a stray bullet as protesters clash with police after the country's disputed presidential election.


A senior member of the opposition coalition (NASA) James Orengo also claimed police had provoked the violence and urged supporters to stay out of harms way. "She was my only hope".

The election was a test of the stability of the East African economic power as many recalled the postelection bloodshed a decade ago that left more than 1,000 dead.

He has called for unity following the election, saying "there is no need for violence".

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Protests flared in opposition bastions as soon as President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor last night after an election his rival Raila Odinga claimed was massively rigged.


Matiang'i is also criticizing what he calls "inflammatory messages" on social media created to sow discord during the tense election period.

As celebrations began in pro-government areas after Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor of the presidential election, supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga poured onto the streets in parts of Nairobi and Kisumu to protest the outcome.

"He was not out fighting them, he was rescued by my sister who lives next to him, she came outside screaming at the police asking why they are beating people", his brother, Charles Ochieng said, speaking on behalf of a dazed Oduor. Another five people were injured by gunfire in Kisumu.

Police also opened fire in the capital, Nairobi, where opposition protesters had blocked roads and set up burning barricades. An Associated Press photographer saw police firing live rounds in the Mathare area.

Odinga alleged that hackers infiltrated the election commission's computer system in favor of his opponent.



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