Kenyan police killed 13 people in Nairobi’s slums during 2017 protests
Kenyan Police killed 13 people in clashes that took place in the Mathare slums of the country’s capital after the 2017 elections, local media reported on Monday.
The protests that took place between Aug. 9 and Aug. 13 and after the Oct. 26, 2017 vote resulted in deaths of 13 people in the slums and injuries of dozens more due to police actions.
The original presidential election took place in the African nation on Aug. 8.
On Aug. 11, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declared Uhuru Kenyatta the winner with 54.27 percent of the votes.
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Raila Odinga from opposition National Super Alliance received 44.7 per cent of the votes. Odinga vowed to
challenge the results in the Supreme Court, claiming that the voting system had been hacked.
On Sept. 1, the Kenyan Supreme Court decided to invalidate the August presidential election, annul the
results and hold a new vote following the opposition’s appeal.
The Supreme Court ruled that the election was not organised in full compliance with the country’s constitution and with violations by an independent election commission.
Given the decision, a new election was held on Oct. 26.
The elections were accompanied by deadly protests against their execution, as well as against their results.