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37 killed in Post election related violence


The number of people killed since the 8 august elections exceed 37, a new report by Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) states.

KNCHR report indicate that, many of the death were caused by excessive use of force by police officers, the killings happened after Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the elected president.

Kagwiria Mbogori, the chairperson of KNCHR said they have documented only two cases where the death was caused by civilians.

“Except for two cases caused by civilians, the rest were allegedly because of excessive use of force by police documented between August 9 and 15,” he said.

The report also indicates among the victims are children, Kagwiria Mbogori said they have documented 7 cases were the victims were minors.

“The dead include a six-month-old baby who was clobbered by armed security agents whilst under the care of its mother in Kisumu County,” she said.

The report also shows that most of the victims come from the areas perceived to be the opposition strong holds.

Meanwhile one person was yesterday shot and three others were run over by a speeding vehicle during the demonstrations by the opposition. Police said the person shot at was stealing a mobile phone. The three injured  protesters were rushed to hospital.

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