Kenya protests: Victims narrate their ordeal

2016-05-25 14:31


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Nairobi - Kenyans who were shot and wounded by anti-riot police during demonstrations in Nairobi on Monday have narrated their ordeal, saying however, that they did not participate in the demos.

In Homabay, victims said police fired teargas and shots inside their houses.

Kenyans cited the case of a lady who suffered trauma after police lobbed a teargas canister inside her house.

In Siaya, witnesses and journalists confessed that police used live bullets, killing two protesters.

Those injured in the confrontation said police resorted to live bullets after their teargas got exhausted.

They vowed to continue with the protests on Monday and "fight for Raila [Odinga]".

The opposition chief, Odinga had been leading protests every Monday since April 25 to push for the ouster of the electoral body (IEBC) commissioners over integrity issues.

Violence had been witnessed in the last two episodes, with the opposition calling for the intervention of the religious and international bodies.

Odinga's party, CORD, on Wednesday, agreed to give peace and dialogue a chance and called off next week’s demos.

Read more on:    cord  |  iebc  |  raila odinga  |  kenya  |  east africa  |  kenya elections 2017  |  protests

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