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Kenya: Police fire on post-election protesters in Nairobi as death toll rises

Tensions flared in the Nairobi slum of Mathare, Saturday, as clashes between protesters and armed security forces continued following opposition accusations that the general election was rigged.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta won with 54.30 percent of all votes, nearly 10 percent ahead of opposition leader Raila Odinga. Odinga issued a statement alleging that the outcome was fraudulent, saying the results were rigged in a large-scale hacking scheme.

According to Kenya’s security source, at least nine people were shot dead during the overnight protest in Mathare, with The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights announcing that since Tuesday, some 24 people have been killed by police gunfire.

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