At least two people are shot dead in violent protests against the Kenyan President’s ‘rigged’ re-election

11:45   12 August 2017    1258

At least two people were killed during protests last night after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of the Kenyan election.

The country is on edge after the announcement of the results last night led to violent demonstrations from supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, whose claim the vote was rigged prompted demonstrations earlier in the week.

'We have one person killed and four others admitted in hospital with gunshot injuries,' said Dr Ojwang Lusi, the regional health chief in western Kisumu county. A police officer confirmed a second death in the southwest town of Siaya.

While protests were limited to opposition strongholds, they came as a gloomy reminder of a disputed 2007 election which led to two months of ethno-political violence that left 1,100 dead and 600,000 displaced.

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