Dead on return of opposition leader Kenya

World November 17, 2017 17:39

nairobi - During clashes between security forces and supporters of the opposition in Kenya, at least five people were killed on Friday. The police intervened with tear gas, baton and water cannon to spread the demonstrators. According to opposition leader Raila Odinga, the police also sharpened.

The police said they had not used violence against the opposition supporters. The dead would be looters who were beaten to death by angry mobs after being caught. 'These incidents happened before the police were on the scene,' the police said.

Odinga blamed President Uhuru Kenyatta for the violence. He has returned to Kenya from the United States to lead a 'national resistance movement' against the election results. Kenyatta won with 98 percent of the votes because Odinga boycotted the vote. Only 39 percent of registered voters participated.

The elections were a repeat of those in August, which were declared invalid by the Supreme Court. The court will rule on complaints about the new elections on Monday.

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