Two shot dead in Nairobi anti-election demos

Two shot dead in Nairobi anti-election demos
File image of chaos in Mathare during chaos against the October 26 polls

Two people have been shot dead in Nairobi during protests against the repeat presidential election.

One person was shot dead in Baba Dogo area, outside Ruaraka Police Station while the other was shot near Social Hall polling station in Mathare.

The two fatal incidents occurred as police dispersed rowdy youth who were trying to block roads and disrupt voting.

Police, however, have denied the Mathare incident where teargas canisters were also lobbed to disperse the protesters.

“Our attention has been drawn to some allegations being peddled by sections of the media that police have used live fire and a man has been shot dead in Mathare. This is not only patently false but also aimed at portraying the ongoing presidential elections as marred by widespread violence,” said the Inspector General of Police in a statement posted on the National Police Service Facebook page.

Protests have rocked various opposition strongholds with the demos being intense in Kisumu and Migori.

One person has been confirmed dead and five others are nursing gunshot wounds in Kisumu after they were shot during protests against the disputed presidential election.

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