A protester was shot dead Monday by police in western Kenyain a day of clashes between law enforcement and opposition supporters, who called for new demonstrations against inflation and the government.
These are the first major riots since the coming to power of william rutowho won the controversial presidential election by a narrow margin last August, against his rival Odingawho continues to affirm that the choice was “stolen”.
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In Maseno, one of the opposition strongholds in the west of the country, the police, after running out of tear gas, “shot real bullets” in demonstrations where the student died William Mayange, announced the same police in a statement. Six police officers were injured, he added.
The governor of the region, Peter Anyang’ Nyong’oa member of Odinga’s party, denounced in a statement “a cold blooded murder” and requested the arrest and prosecution of the police officer involved.
Speaking to AFP, Odinga’s spokesman, Dennis Onyangoaccused the police of having fired a bullet at Odinga’s vehicle, without it being possible to independently verify this information.
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Other clashes also occurred in kiberathe largest slum in Nairobiand in Kisumu, another Raila Odinga stronghold, in the west of the country.
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