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Kenya: Investigate police killings of pro-opposition protesters

Kenya: Investigate police killings of pro-opposition protesters”

A demonstrator supporting opposition leader Raila Odinga wears a mask as he protests, after Odinga claimed "massive" fraud in this week's elections, in Kisumu.

Police fired gun shots and tear gas in the slums of Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, and in Kisumu, a city in Kenya's west, during protests that stemmed from the elections results. The police dispersed protesters in Mathare, in Nairobi.

At least 24 people have been killed in election-related unrest so far, a rights group said on Saturday, including the girl in Mathare.

"We did not find anything deliberately manipulated", said Regina Opondo, the chairwoman of ElOG's steering committee.

Mr Kenyatta has also urged peace.

He clarified that the standoff between Kenya's electoral body and opposition leaders over announcement of presidential results did not have a significant impact on the business climate.

He claimed the country's electronic voting system had been hacked and the results were doctored.

This is Odinga's fourth and likely final attempt to take the presidency.

EYDER PERALTA, BYLINE: You know, I just walked from a place where there was celebration because of President Uhuru Kenyatta's win.

"We commend the people of Kenya for their commitment to democracy and salute those who worked tirelessly and courageously towards holding credible elections, often in hard circumstances". Mr Kenyatta said they had ensured a "free, fair and credible election". "We shall work together, we shall partner together, we shall grow together, we shall develop this country together".

Opposition official James Orengo later called the election process a "disaster". Both are sons of late independence fighters: Kenya's first president Jomo Kenyatta and his deputy, Oginga Odinga.

"I extend a hand of friendship to our older brother, Raila Odinga and his supporters and also congratulate all those who won on the NASA ticket". It was the most closely and nervously monitored race because of the violence following past presidential elections, notably in 2007, when more than 1,300 people died and hundreds of thousands were displaced.



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