Violence and vuvuzelas as split Kenya reacts to vote

Violence and vuvuzelas as split Kenya reacts to voteImmediately after news broke that President Uhuru Kenyatta had been re-elected as Kenya’s president, people took to the streets across the east African nation. “Why are they shooting at innocent people who are expressing their views?” said a protester in Kisumu, a city in Kenya’s west where there is little love for Kenyatta. Fueling the rage was Odinga’s repeated claims that the election results had been tampered with to deny him victory.


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