There here have been protests in parts of the country after IEBC declared Uhuru Kenyatta the presidential winner Police have been battling Raila Odinga supporters who are angered by the announcement
However, photos have surfaced of worshippers chocking in teargas allegedly hurled at their church by police The incident allegedly happened in Nairobi’s Kawangware area Violence has rocked parts of the country following the announcement of Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of a hotly contested presidential poll conducted Tuesday, August 8, 2017. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Friday, August 11, said Uhuru was the duly elected president amid protests from his closest rival Raila Odinga of the NASA coalition.
Raila rejected the outcome of the polls on grounds that they were manipulated to give Uhuru the edge against him. His foot-soldiers indicated the long time opposition leader will not be heading to court to challenge the outcome. His supporters in some parts of the country took to the streets to protest the declaration. Among the parts that have experienced the violence due to the protests are Kibera, Mathare, Kawangware and Kisumu.
Now photos have emerged showing a group of people believed to be worshippers chocking in teargas which was allegedly hurled at them by police.
The worshippers were in an Adventist church in Kawangware on Saturday, August 12, when police arrived and hurled teargas into the church. The worshippers could not put up with the teargasThe photos show the said worshippers washing their faces with water while others are running out of the church, apparently chocking from the teargas. This comes hours after acting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i disputed claims that police have been shooting demonstrators.
Matiang’i said the country is largely peaceful and no peaceful demonstrator has been shot or harmed.