PICTURES: Kenyans react to Uhuru election win
KTN journalist Duncan Khaemba has been arrested for taunting police while covering Kibera demonstrations.
Khaemba and his cameraman were arrested on Saturday after being asked to vacate the scene.
They were taken to the Kilimani police station.
Protesters vandalised properties and burnt stalls as the police tried to disperse the rowdy youths in Kibera slum.
This was after Uhuru Kenyatta was announced the winner of 2017 presidential election with 8,203,290 votes, against Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s 6,762,224 votes.
Police lobbed tear gas at the residents and also to the media who were prevented from covering the protests.
Gunshots continue to be heard in different parts of the slum, coupled with shouting and wailing from residents.
More contingents of GSU lorries drove into the slum as the residents continued to protest their displeasure of the general election results.
‘Uhuru must go’: Deadly protests in Siaya, stone-throwing in Kisumu after Raila defeat
One person was shot dead in Siaya town as residents protested against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election on Friday night.
Residents poured into the streets as soon as IEBC declared Uhuru the winner for the presidential race.
They chanted anti-Uhuru slogans and engaged in running battles for most of the night until early Saturday.
A mini bus burning at Kirembe grounds, Kisumu county, August 12, 2017. /FAITH MATETE
Several vehicles and a petrol station were also torched on Saturday morning.
Despite heavy downpour, residents in Kisumu also held protests following IEBC’s announcement.
Riots in Kisumu town, August 12, 2017. /FAITH MATETE
Wailing could be heard in most neighbourhoods as protesters engaged in running battles with police in Manyatta, Kondele, Obungo, Migosi, Nyalenda and even close to the Kisumu International Airport.
Residents accused police of using excessive force, saying police fired live bullets and tear gas canisters.
Gunshots in Kibera, Mathare as cops disperse post-election protests
Gunshots continue to be heard in parts of Nairobi where resident are protesting President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election,
IEBC announced Uhuru as winner of the 2017 presidential election with 8,203,290 votes, while rival Raila got 6,762,224.
The announcement prompted reports of protests in some opposition strongholds, particularly Kisumu, parts of Nairobi, and Mombasa.
Some protesters vandalised properties and burnt stalls as the police tried to disperse the rowdy youths in Kibera slum, which is Raila’s stronghold.
Police lobbed tear gas at the residents and the media who were prevented from covering the protests.
Gun shots would be heard in different parts of the slum with shoutings and wailing renting the air.
More contingents of GSU lorries drove into the slum as the residents continued with their displeasure of the results.
“Why vandalise my laboratory?” Olympic Secondary School principal Maurice Okumu asked after seeing her school windows broken.
In Mathare, protesters burnt stalls as they engaged the police in running battles. Residents were seen throwing stones back at the police who used force to disperse the crowds.
They lit bonfires and barricaded the roads making it hard for vehicles to gain access.