News 13 august — 13:07

Violent protests mark results of Kenyan election


A nine-year-old boy was among 24 people killed as opposition supporters protested the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, Anadolu Agency reports.

George Mwangi was killed by a stray bullet in Mathare, a slum area of the capital Nairobi that is a bastion for opposition leader Raila Odinga, on Saturday.

She was watching protests from the fourth floor of her home when she was hit in the chest and died on the spot, an Anadolu Agency correspondent at the scene said.

Across opposition's strongholds such as Mathare and Kawangware in Nairobi and Odinga’s hometown Kisumu, bonfires and blockades were set up in main roads on Friday night following the announcement of Kenyatta’s victory.

Police and military helicopters flew overhead as demonstrators engaged in running battles with police, throwing stones while police used live rounds, tear gas and water cannon in an effort to disperse the protests.

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