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Skirmishes break out after Kenyatta declared winner

Saturday, Mar 09, 2013 - 00:57

March 9 - Kenyan police in riot gear were dispatched to Kisumu to handle skirmishes triggered by Raila Odinga's defeat in the presidential election. Deborah Gemabra reports.

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Locals could be seen fleeing the Kenyan city of Kisumu, where violence broke out in response to the election. Kenya's third largest city is also home to presidential hopeful Raila Odinga, who was defeated by Uhuru Kenyatta earlier in the day. Police in riot gear fanned out across Kisumu, putting out fires and removing roadblocks. Kenyans here are angry that Odinga lost by a slim margin, 43 percent to Kenyatta's 50.07 percent. SOUNDBITE: Unidentified Kenyan man saying: "They need to bring what is called justice in Kenya, there is no justice in Kenya, that is what we are requiring," The increased patrols here are an effort to head off the sort of violence that marred Kenya's 2007 election.

Skirmishes break out after Kenyatta declared winner

Saturday, Mar 09, 2013 - 00:57

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