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Human rights body: 24 killed since Kenya vote

3 years 7 months 4 weeks ago Saturday, August 12 2017 Aug 12, 2017 August 12, 2017 10:53 AM August 12, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Image: SF Gate
NAIROBI, Kenya - A Kenyan human rights group says 24 people have been killed by police gunfire during protests since disputed elections on Tuesday.
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights said Saturday that 17 of the two dozen killings occurred in the capital, Nairobi. It says the toll is based partly on accounts from family and community members.
The commission, which monitors government institutions, is appealing to senior officials to urge police to stop using live ammunition against civilians.
Protests erupted after opposition leader Raila Odinga alleged that the elections were rigged. The election commission, which announced President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner Friday night, has denied the allegation.

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