Girl among 10 shot dead in Mathare as post-election anger boils

Girl among 10 shot dead in Mathare as post-election anger boils

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A young girl was shot dead by police firing “sporadic shots” at protesters in Mathare, a witness said. The neighbourhood is loyal to Opposition leader Raila Odinga, whose party has rejected the results of Tuesday’s vote as a “charade”.

Nine young men were also shot dead overnight and have been brought to the city morgue, a security official told Reuters on Saturday.

The official, who did not want to be named, said he understood the men had been shot by police in anti-looting operations.

Another government official told reporters another man was killed in Kisumu county.

Kisumu’s main hospital was treating four people brought in overnight with gun-shot wounds and six who had been beaten by police, hospital records showed.

One man, 28-year-old Moses Oduor, was inside his home in the impoverished district of Obunga when police barged in after midnight as part of house-to-house raids, dragging him out of his bedroom and laying into him with clubs.

“He was not out fighting them, he was rescued by my sister who lives next to him, she came outside screaming at the police asking why they are beating people,” his brother, Charles Ochieng said, speaking on behalf of a dazed Oduor.

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