- Title: Kenyans protest in opposition heartland over poll hacking claim
- Date: 9th August 2017
- Summary: KISUMU, KENYA (AUGUST 9, 2017) (REUTERS) TEAR GAS CAN FIRED AT PROTESTERS POLICE FIRING GUN FROM BACK OF TRUCK POLICEMAN RUNNING ACROSS STREET PROTESTER HOLDING BULLET CARTRIDGE PROTESTERS SHOUTING (English): "UHURU MUST GO" (SOUNDBITE) (Swahili) UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER SAYING: "I voted and finished voting knowing very well that the person I voted for is going to win. Later on, when I heard them speaking, I was very hurt. In this our country, in Kenya when someone wins they should be given what they deserve. Let's stop corruption. Corruption is what is making our country not move forward." MAKESHIFT BARRICADE ON STREET PROTESTER SITTING ON ROAD BARRIER PROTESTER HOLDING TEAR GAS CAN ROCKS ON ROAD (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHARLES OWINO, SAYING: "That is why we have gathered here to say Jubilee (party) must go home and we want adequate results which will be transparent that all Kenyans agree with." ARMED POLICE WITH RIOT SHIELDS WALKING DOWN STREET MOTORBIKE TAXI RIDER LOOKING AT WATER CANNON LORRY VARIOUS OF PEOPLE STANDING AT KIOSK (SOUNDBITE) (Swahili) RACHEL OMONDI, SAYING: "We voted for the governor. We want the senator we wanted and an MP but going forward, we are praying for peace, that they give 'Baba' (Odinga) what he deserves." POLICE STANDING NEXT TO WATER CANNON LORRY AS IT SPRAYS WATER AT RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
- Embargoed: 23rd August 2017 16:47
- Keywords: Kenya election protests Kisumu protests teargas in Kisumu water cannons in Kisumu
- Location: KISUMU, KENYA
- City: KISUMU, KENYA
- Country: Kenya
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0016TFRM87
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- Story Text: Police in the western Kenyan city of Kisumu used tear gas, live rounds and water cannon on Wednesday (August 9) to disperse stone-throwing supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who claim Tuesday's (August 8) elections were rigged.
Odinga, 72-year-old former political prisoner and self-described leftist, said on Wednesday the election commission's computer system was hacked and fake results posted to show President Uhuru Kenyatta with a strong lead in a case of massive fraud.
Shortly after Odinga spoke at a news conference, police fired teargas to scatter a group of 100 supporters in Kisumu, a city of a million people, most of them from Odinga's Luo tribe, who feel neglected by a central government led by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
They later used live rounds to disperse another group, while a pro-Odinga protester was shot dead by police in a Nairobi slum, witnesses said.
By 1330 GMT, the election commission website put Kenyatta in front with 54.4 percent of votes counted to 44.8 percent for Odinga - a margin of 1.4 million ballots with 96 percent of polling stations reported.
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