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Three dead in machete attack on Kenya vote tallying center on coast
August 9, 2017 / 7:33 PM / a month ago

Three dead in machete attack on Kenya vote tallying center on coast

Kenyan riot policemen confront demonstrators supporting opposition leader Raila Odinga, after Odinga claimed "massive" fraud in this week's elections, in Kisumu, Kenya August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

ISIOLO, Kenya (Reuters) - One person was killed when a machete-wielding gang attacked a tallying center in Kenya’s coastal Tana River county on Wednesday, and police shot dead two attackers, a witness said.

The slain election official was working for the ruling Jubilee party, said Hassan Barisa, a resident of Hola in Galole. Police confirmed the killing.

Reporting by Noor Ali in Isiolo and Joseph Akwiri in Mombasa; Writing by Katharine Houreld; Editing by Catherine Evans

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