Relative calm in Kisumu after Kenya election clashes (aljazeera)

relative-calm-in-kisumu-after-kenya-election-clashesThree people reported killed as police clashed with supporters of defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga.

Hamza Mohamed

Kisumu, Kenya – A tense calm prevailed on Saturday in this stronghold of defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga, a day after his defeat to incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was officially announced.

Running street battles between security forces and protesters unhappy with the results continued in several parts of the city of Kisumu for most of the night.

However, by sunrise clashes had whittled down to small groups of youths setting fire to tyres only to be chased away by the police.

Most shops in the city remained closed and some roads were still blocked by the leftovers of Friday night’s violence – rocks and burnt tyres.

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