Post-election protests Girl shot dead in Mathare protests

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A young girl has been killed in Mathare North area after...

play Anti-riot policemen arrive to disperse protesters in Mathare. (Courtesy)

A young girl has been killed by police firing ‘sporadic shots’ at protesters in Mathare North.

The girl, identified as Moraa Nyarangi, was on the balcony of a flat when a stray bullet hit and killed her on the spot.

“The girl was on a balcony when she was hit by the stray bullet, this is in Mathare North area 2 next to soko mawe, Osiepe Bar,” a resident was quoted by The Standard.

The locals have accused police of using live bullets during protests that have followed the announcement of Uhuru Kenyatta as winner of the 2017 Presidential elections.

play Anti riot policemen disperse protesters in Mathare, in Nairobi, Kenya August 12, 2017 (The Star)

 

Mathare is among a host of other slums in Kisumu and Nairobi that have witnessed post-election protests with police having to engage demonstrators in running battles as they claim the polls were rigged.

ALSO READ: Kenya's Reaction After Uhuru was Declared President Elect

Police were forced to fire teargas early Saturday morning to disperse youths who were protesting in Kibera slums.

Elsewhere, a health chief confirmed another death in Kisumu County. Kisumu's main hospital was treating four people brought in overnight with gun-shot wounds and six who had been beaten by police, hospital records showed.

The Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Uhuru winner on Friday evening. Uhuru got 8,203,290 votes (54.27 percent) against Raila Odinga’s 6,762,224 votes (44.74 percent).

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