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Government takes action ahead of Raila's announcement

Raila is on Tuesday expected to make a major announcement on the next cause of action.

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Extra security personnel have been deployed to areas where violence erupted soon after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Uhuru Kenyatta President-elect on Saturday after the August 8 polls.

Security has been boosted in parts of Nairobi which include Kibera, Mathare and Odinga’s stronghold of Kisumu.

Odinga on Sunday spoke in public for the first time where he called on his supporters to boycott work on Monday ahead of a major announcement on Tuesday.

Raila accused the police of brutality asking them to treat his supporters as the rest of Kenyans instead of killing them.

At least 11 people were killed on Saturday after violent protests broke out in Kisumu and parts of Nairobi after the declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta as President-elect.

Among those killed was a 10-year-old girl who was killed in Nairobi’s Mathare North Area 2, when a bullet hit her chest and exited through the back.

On Monday, Kenyatta assured all Kenyans of adequate security saying the government will serve everyone.

“We are very grateful that Kenyans have said that the election is behind them, the majority have returned to work and we encourage that. Let’s return to work be peaceful so that we can develop our nation together,” he urged.

While reaching out to Odinga, Kenyatta extended an olive branch to home and pleaded with him to follow the law by using the laid out processes to air his grievances including going to court and conducting peaceful demonstrations.

“Just do it peacefully, orderly… As a government we will not allow loss of life, destruction of property and looting, because many, many millions of Kenyans also are desirous to go about their business as before,” he reiterated.

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