One killed In Western Kenya | BREAKING NEWS
At least one person has been killed and five others injured by police in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu in Western Kenya… One killed In Western Kenya.
Police have used tear gas and live rounds to disperse protesters who are boycotting today’s re-run of the presidential election.
Nineteen-year-old George Odhiambo was brought to the main hospital in Kisumu bleeding heavily from a thigh wound. He died as medics tried frantically to save him.
A doctor at the hospital told the BBC that Mr Odhiambo had lost too much blood after being shot in a slum area in the city.
His brother told me that they had been sitting outside their house watching opposition demonstrations.
Four other patients nursing gunshot wounds were also brought to the hospital at the same time. They are all however in a stable condition.
Police have engaged opposition supporters in running battles all morning. Most people have heeded the boycott call by the opposition – and many polling stations have been barricaded to stop any would-be voters.
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