Violence flares in Nairobi as Kenyans protest election results
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ensions ran high in the Nairobi slum of Mathare on Saturday, as clashes between protesters and armed security forces continued following opposition accusations that the general election was rigged. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta won with 54.30 percent of all votes, nearly 10 percent ahead of opposition leader Raila Odinga. Demonstrators set tires and barricades alight and police deployed firearms in attempts to suppress the protest. The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights said Saturday that 24 people were killed by police gunfire during the protests. The group based the toll partly on family and community members’ accounts.