- Title: Violent clashes in Nairobi follow election result
- Date: 12th August 2017
- Summary: KIBERA, NAIROBI, KENYA (AUGUST 12, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS THROWING STONES / SOUND OF GUNFIRE AS PROTESTERS TAKE COVER RIOT POLICE STANDING ON SIDE OF ROAD PROTESTERS STANDING BEHIND WALL (SOUNDBITE) (Swahili) KIBERA RESIDENT, ZADOK ODHIAMBO, SAYING: "We are holding a peaceful protest, we are telling the police we don't need them, they only come to Kibera with their tear-gas. They kill some of our people, they kill women and children, now, the fact that they have come, we are saying no retreat, no surrender, because we cannot have a government that each and every time we go for election it's stolen." VARIOUS OF POLICE POLICE HELICOPTER FLYING, RIOT POLICE, SOUND OF GUNFIRE WATER CANNON VEHICLE (SOUNDBITE) (Swahili) KIBERA RESIDENT, ZADOK ODHIAMBO, SAYING: "Last night we couldn't go anywhere, they surrounded the entire Kibera. We don't know why they did it, because we have no interest with Kenyan police, we are just demonstrating peacefully so I don't know why they are bring the police to Kibera." POLICE CLEARING THE ROAD OF RUBBLE
- Embargoed: 26th August 2017 13:11
- Keywords: Kenya election kibera violence police shooting Nairobi rioting Nairobi violence election violence
- Location: NAIROBI, KENYA
- City: NAIROBI, KENYA
- Country: Kenya
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0016TUOB47
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Violence erupted in Nairobi's Kibera slum in the Kenyan capital on Saturday morning (August 12).
There have been sporadic clashes between supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga and police following the confirmation of Uhuru Kenyatta as president on Friday (August 11).
A young Kenyan girl was shot dead by police during operations to quell protests against the Kenyatta's re-election in the Mathare area.
A government official told reporters another man was killed in Kisumu county, centre of serious post-election ethnic violence in 2007 in which 1,200 people were killed and 600,000 displaced.
In Kibera, armed police units backed by water cannon moving through the rubble-strewn streets of the slum.
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