Kenya: Investigate police killings of pro-opposition protesters

Kenya: Investigate police killings of pro-opposition protesters

Kenya: Investigate police killings of pro-opposition protesters

Kenya was far calmer after the election results were announced, and the government had begun reforms that included adopting a new constitution to check the president's powers.

More than 1,000 people were killed in months of bloodshed following the 2007 election after Odinga - defeated by then-President Mwai Kibaki - claimed the vote was rigged. Officials had announced on July 31 that Msando had been tortured and killed. "She was my only hope".

Mr Odinga has claimed his loss was down to vote rigging and said the election was a "charade".

An Associated Press photographer said police used tear gas on a large convoy of vehicles carrying opposition officials that tried to enter Kibera.

Three people, including a child, have been shot dead in Kenya during opposition protests which flared for a second day Saturday after the hotly disputed election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Several other people have been killed in clashes between police and rioters since Friday night, when Kenya's election commission announced that President Uhuru Kenyatta was the victor in Tuesday's vote.

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

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In the southwestern town of Siaya, a police officer speaking on condition of anonymity said a man had been shot dead in protests, but "we have not managed to collect the body. because of resistance from protesters".

However protests remained isolated today, with several hundred demonstrators engaging in running battles with police who quickly dispersed what Interior Minister Fred Matiangi referred to as "criminal elements".

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

Clashes erupted at opposition stronghold Kisumu alongside other slums as Raila Odinga's supporters joined their candidate to decry fraud.

Kenyan police say they have shot and killed two people during riots by opposition supporters after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor in national elections.

"The Independent Policing and Oversight Authority (IPOA) must immediately launch an independent and effective investigation into reported killings and where there is credible evidence of crimes, those responsible must be brought to justice", said Muthoni Wanyeki, Amnesty International's Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes. Another five people were injured by gunfire in Kisumu.

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

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