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At least five dead as deadly poll violence revisits Kenya

Aug 10, 2017, 5:45 AM EDT
Opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga blamed his loss on election rigging.
(Source: DEMOSH/flickr)

The gory election history in Kenya seems to be following its customary course after five people were killed on Wednesday during a protest sparked by claims that the recently concluded presidential election was rigged in favor of the incumbent leader Uhuru Kenyatta.

Police shot dead two men in Nairobi as they attempted theft in the garb of protest, notes Al Jazeera. Violent clashes were also recorded in the southeastern Tana River region, where five men barged into a vote tallying station and stabbed one person to death.

Protesters took to street soon after opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga blamed his loss on “hacking” of votes, writes U.S. News.

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