After the 2007 elections in Kenya the disputed outcome resulted in protests, which quickly spun out of control, causing the deaths of more than 1,300 people and the displacement of hundreds of thousands others. 1,296 more words
KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenyan police fired tear gas on Thursday to disperse groups of stone-throwing young men in Kisumu, an opposition stronghold where polling stations have failed to open for the re-run of a presidential election, a Reuters witness said. 62 more words
Burning barricades mark start of Kenya election re-run -- "No security to deliver ballot boxes" -- "People fail to show up for work"
By Maggie Fick
An opposition supporter gestures in front of a burned barricade in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) – Polling stations in Kenyan opposition strongholds were shuttered on Thursday and youths burnt street barricades, heeding an election boycott set to hand victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta, but with a mandate compromised by low turnout and procedural flaws. 707 more words