Published:  02:25 PM, 12 August 2017 Last Update: 02:38 PM, 12 August 2017

2 killed in Kenya protests after president wins 2nd term

2 killed in Kenya protests after president wins 2nd term

 

Kenyan police say they have shot and killed two peopleduring riots by opposition supporters after President Uhuru Kenyatta wasdeclared the winner in national elections.

 

Leonard Katana, a regional police commander, said Saturdaythat the deaths occurred on the outskirts of Kisumu, a city where oppositionleader Raila Odinga has strong support. Katana says another five people wereinjured by gunfire in Kisumu.

 

Also Saturday, Kenyan police opened fire to disperseopposition protesters who blocked roads and set up burning barricades in a slumin Nairobi, the capital. An Associated Press photographer saw police firinglive rounds in the Mathare area.

 

Kenyatta on Friday appealed for unity after the Kenyanelection commission announced results following several days of vote-counting.Odinga has alleged that the election was rigged.

 

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