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Kenya police fire live rounds to disperse Kisumu protesters
August 9, 2017 / 1:14 PM / a month ago

Kenya police fire live rounds to disperse Kisumu protesters

Riot policemen deploy after demonstrators supporting opposition leader Raila Odinga, burned tyres after their political leader claimed "massive" fraud in this week's elections, in Kisumu, Kenya August 9, 2017. REUTERS/James Keyi

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Police in one location of the western Kenyan city of Kisumu fired live rounds on Wednesday to disperse stone-throwing supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who claims this week’s elections were rigged, a Reuters witness said.

Separately, a Odinga supporter protesting in the Nairobi slum of Mathare was shot dead by police, witnesses told a Reuters reporter who viewed the body.

Reporting by Maggie Fick and Thomas Mukoya; Editing by Ed Cropley

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