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Post-election violence death toll reaches 37

By Isaac Kiti

Post-election violence’s have claimed the lives of 37 Kenyans from the period between August 9 and 15   while 126 others succumbed to injuries, information released today by Kenya National Commission on Human Rights states.

According to KNCHR, the deaths occurred in Kawangware, Mathare, Kibra, Lucky Summer, Baba Dogo and Huruma-all in Nairobi County while other people lost their lives in Manyatta, Nyamasaria, Nyalenda in Kisumu County; Siaya town and Ugunja in Siaya County and Rangwe in Homa Bay.

In the report among the dead were seven minors- three girls and four boys. The youngest was a six-month old baby by the name Samanth Pendo succumbed to severe injuries after being flogged in their house by a merciless Police Officer in Kisumu’s Nyalenda slums.

Out of the 37 victims, thirty were youths and middle aged people of between 20 and 45 years, 28 of them were male and two females. The national rights watchdog said 35 people were allegedly killed by police while staging protests immediately after the declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta the President by IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati. and later annulled by Supreme Court.

There is an exception of two cases which were caused by civilians while the rest resulted from excessive use of force by police officers report comprised of 261 pages stated.

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