- Title: Police fire tear gas in Nairobi slum as voters await official election result
- Date: 10th August 2017
- Summary: NAIROBI, KENYA (AUGUST 10, 2017) (REUTERS) PROTESTERS GATHERED AROUND FIRE IN STREET, TRAFFIC DRIVING THROUGH PROTESTERS GATHERED AROUND FIRE IN STREET MEN CARRYING STONE BLOCK FOR ROAD BLOCK MAN MOVING STONE BLOCK NEXT TO FIRE LINE OF PROTESTERS STANDING NEXT TO FIRE VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS SURROUNDING AND SPEAKING TO MOTORISTS IN THEIR VEHICLES POLICE HELICOPTER FLYING IN SKY / BLACK SMOKE RISING FROM STREET (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER, SAYING: "Not there, why? We can't allow, we want Raila (Raila Odinga) to make change. (Inaudible) High price, everything, high price. How can we, how can we live like this?" PROTESTERS GATHERED IN CIRCLE WOMAN WITH CUSHIONS ON HER HEAD WALKING ALONG PAVEMENT WATER VENDORS PUSHING HAND CART (SOUNDBITE) (Swahili) UNIDENTIFIED KIBERA RESIDENT, SAYING: "We from the informal sector feel very bad, they need to announce the result. If it is Uhuru (Uhuru Kenyatta) they should announce it so that we can find out. If it is Raila (Raila Odinga), they should announce it, we will not wait for it. They keep telling us to give the IEBC time, but we are suffering because of the time we are giving them." PROTESTERS RUNNING AFTER MEN ON MOTORBIKE TAXI PROTESTERS RUNNING IN STREET AWAY FROM POLICE PROTESTERS THROWING STONES AT POLICE AS TEAR GAS CANISTERS RELEASE GAS (AUDIO OF TEAR GAS BANG) PROTESTERS IN GROUP CHEERING TEAR GAS CANISTER IN STREET (AUDIO OF TEAR GAS BANG) POLICE NEXT TO TRUCK PROTESTERS TAUNTING POLICE
- Embargoed: 24th August 2017 16:25
- Keywords: Tension in Kibera Kenya election disputed result President Uhuru Kenyatta Raila Odinga
- Location: NAIROBI, KENYA
- City: NAIROBI, KENYA
- Country: Kenya
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0016TKR8LJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Police fired tear gas at protesters in the Nairobi slum of Kibera on Thursday (August 10), as protesters lit fires, set up road blocks and stopped traffic, restlessly awaiting the results of the presidential election.
Four people were killed in election-related violence on Wednesday (August 9) and though calm returned to most of Nairobi, tension remained in the slums of Kibera and Kawangware.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Thursday most of more than 20,000 polling station result forms uploaded to the election commission's website were fake, doubling down on previous claims of "massive" fraud in Tuesday's (August 8) presidential election.
The official election results give President Uhuru Kenyatta a commanding lead with only a handful of polling stations still to report. International observers have given the election a broad thumbs up.
As they wait for final results to be tallied and confirmed, many Kenyans are nervous of a repeat of the clashes that killed about 1,200 people after a bitterly contested 2007 election.
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