- Title: Protesters burn tyres in Nairobi after election result
- Date: 9th August 2017
- Summary: NAIROBI, KENYA (AUGUST 9, 2017) (REUTERS) SECURITY AND PROTESTERS IN SLUM AREA OF MATHARE, PROTESTER SHOUTING 'UHURU MUST GO' PROTESTERS AND SECURITY IN STREET VARIOUS OF FIRE BURNING IN STREET, PROTESTERS GATHERED AROUND POLICE IN RIOT GEAR STANDING GUARD, PROTESTERS DANCING AND CHANTING BEHIND POLICEMAN HOLDING GUN AND RIOT SHIELD, PROTESTERS CHANTING VARIOUS OF SMOKE FROM SMOULDERING BARRICADE, PEOPLE PROTESTING PROTESTERS WALKING IN STREET (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROTESTER, ALBERT ODHIAMBO, SAYING: "As people of NASA (The National Super Alliance) as well as followers of Raila Odinga, if it is worse, we must have two presidents in Kenya. We cannot be out of the government for ten years illegally. We are going to have two presidents. Uhuru must know that. You like it or you don't like it, we have two presidents." VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS HOLDING PLACARD READING (English): "UHURU MUST GO HOME" OVER SMOULDERING ASHES AND SHOUTING (English): "UHURU MUST GO."
- Embargoed: 23rd August 2017 11:44
- Keywords: protests in Nairobi protest against election results Kenya presidential election Uhuru must go
- Location: NAIROBI, KENYA
- City: NAIROBI, KENYA
- Country: Kenya
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0016TFPF7R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Protesters in the Nairobi slum of Mathaie burned tyres and chanted 'Uhuru Must Go' on Wednesday (August 9) after election results showed President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Speaking at a news conference, Odinga said hackers broke into election commission computer systems overnight, leading to massive fraud; he urged his supporters to remain calm, but added he didn't "control the people".
The election commission said the voting process was free and fair and it was investigating whether or not its computer system was hacked.
Odinga's comments raised concerns of unrest over the results in Kenya, East Africa's leading economy and a regional hub. More than 1,000 people died in violence after the 2007 election.
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