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Flying rocks, teargas and a dead child: the grisly aftermath of the Kenya election
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Flying rocks, teargas and a dead child: the grisly aftermath of the Kenya election

by firstsource newsAugust 12, 2017

Human rights groups say at least 24 people have been killed in violence following the presidential vote, which opposition supporters claim was rigged

Mid-afternoon, and black smoke trails above the grey tenements. Broken glass, burned tyres, rubble and makeshift barricades block roads. Charred spars mark where a stall once stood, incinerated in confused clashes overnight. Police, armed with batons and assault rifles, cluster around their trucks. Angry men shout slogans and wave fists.

The morning has seen much violence: teenagers throwing rocks, police firing teargas. During the night, Mathare, a sprawling slum in Nairobi, has echoed to the sound of gunfire and police helicopters. There have been many casualties, some fatal.

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