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2017-10-27 18:22

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Nairobi - Non-governmental groups are raising concerns about alleged sexual violence by Kenyan police during unrest linked to the country's August 8 election, which was later nullified by the Supreme Court.

About 20 local and international groups say in a letter to Kenyan health and security officials that there were at least 60 cases of sexual violence during the August election period and that most allegedly were committed by police or men in uniform.

The letter was sent on Wednesday, one day before the repeat presidential election that was boycotted by Kenya's main opposition group.

Human rights activists say police shot and killed dozens of people during violent protests after the August vote. Authorities have reported a smaller number of election-related deaths, saying security forces took action against rioters and respected the law.

Deadly violence also broke out following Thursday's vote

Read more on:    kenya  |  kenya 2017 elections  |  east africa

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