Five Killed As Odinga Return Marred By Violence
At least five people have been killed in Kenya‘s capital, Nairobi, as police clashed with supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Officers on Friday used tear gas and water cannon to break up large crowds cheering Odinga’s convoy from the airport to central Nairobi, after his return to Kenya from a trip abroad.
Odinga, leader of the National Super Alliance (NASA), said in a statement that authorities had also used “armed militia and live bullets” to disperse supporters, which led to the “killing [of] several and maiming [of] many”.
Amnesty International urged Kenyan police to stop using live ammunition, saying it had received reports of at least three deaths, while TV footage showed another man being shot in the leg.
Source: Al Jazeera