23 hospitalised after Kisumu demos


23 hospitalised after Kisumu demos
Anti-riot police try to quell protests in Kisumu during a past demostration

Twenty-three people, three among them with serious gunshot wounds are admitted at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital in Kisumu following clashes between protesters and anti-riot police on Wednesday.

One has a bullet lodged in his chest, while the other two sustained gunshot wounds in the groin and elbow, according to the hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Juliana Otieno.

Citizen Digital has learnt that 20 of the victims at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital, among them a three-month pregnant woman, sustained fractured limbs after police unleashed their wrath on them.

The demonstrators were reportedly met with extra force after hurling stones at anti-riot police at Kondele area.

The demos have been happening on Mondays and Fridays in regions perceived to be opposition strongholds.

Meanwhile, the National Super Alliance (NASA) will from next week Monday hold daily protests against the electoral commission.

Speaking during an anti-IEBC protest in Nairobi on Wednesday, Siaya Senator James Orengo said the opposition coalition would continue mounting pressure for changes to be implemented at the electoral commission.

“From Monday they need to know the protests will be daily all over the country. We are not here to joke. If there are no reforms, there will be no elections,” said Orengo.

This comes even as Mr Odinga on Tuesday announced his decision to pull out from the repeat presidential election accusing the IEBC of failing to address NASA’s ‘irreducible minimum’ demands.

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