Five of Odinga’s supporters die after clashing with the police

Kenyan opposition supporters are sprayed with water in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, Nov.17, 2017. One person has been killed in confrontations between Kenyan police and supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga as tensions over the disputed presidential election continue. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Nairobi – Five of Raila Odinga’s supporters were killed when there was a clash between the supporters and police, as the tensions over the disputed presidential election continues.
Police fired teargas to disperse the crowd and prevent Odinga’s convoy. He was on his way to Nairobi’s main park to address his supporters from the airport returning from his trip from over seas.
¬†Otiende Amollo, the country’s Legislator said his car was shot at by police.
The police did warn the supporters that they will not allow them to do a ceremony of welcoming Odinga back. But more than 1 million supporters came through to welcome their leader back.
Rights activist Ndungu Wainaina said in a statement, “In the face of this shameful police brutality and serious violations of human rights to life and physical security, the Uhuru Kenyatta government has remained mute and at times cheered the police on and made alarming statements in support of horrifying police actions.”
The police told the press that the 5 people who died were stoned to death by the mob, when they were caught stealing. But according to eyewitnesses and mortuary attendants say these people died due to gunshot wound.

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