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Kenya: 4 Killed in Clashes During Presidential Election Rerun

HeadlineOct 27, 2017

In Kenya, at least four people were killed amid clashes during Thursday’s contested presidential election rerun. Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to win the re-election, after his opponent, opposition leader Raila Odinga, boycotted the vote when his demands for changes to the electoral process were not met. This is Joseph Ouma, whose brother was wounded in the clashes.

Joseph Ouma: “We were not being violent. We just barricaded the road to prevent ballot boxes from getting to the polling center. We decided to protest because we didn’t want voting to take place here. Then the police came and shot my brother. They were shooting live bullets into the crowd.”

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