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Two dead in western Kenya riots: police

Protests erupted in western Kenya yesterday after a court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the country’s presidential elections.

A protester is helped by others after he was shot by police in Kondele, Kisumu, Saturday, March 30, 2013 after Supreme Court declared President elect Uhuru Kenyatta as the fourth president of the Republic of Kenya.
A protester is helped by others after he was shot by police in Kondele, Kisumu, Saturday, March 30, 2013 after Supreme Court declared President elect Uhuru Kenyatta as the fourth president of the Republic of Kenya.
Image: James Kaii/AP/Press Association Images

TWO PEOPLE WERE killed in protests that erupted in western Kenya Saturday after a court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the 4 March presidential election, a senior police official said Sunday.

The pair died of their wounds after violence erupted in the city of Kisumu between riot police and angry supporters of Kenyatta’s defeated rival Raila Odinga, regional police chief Joseph Ole Tito said. Seven other people were wounded.

- © AFP, 2013

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