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3 shot dead as NASA protesters storm police station

Anti-riot police officers detain a NASA supporter during a demonstration in Kisumu, Kenya. Courtesy photo.



By Agencies

Three people were shot dead during an anti-IEBC protests in Bondo, Siaya county in Kenya yesterday.

Police reportedly shot to disperse a crowd of Opposition demonstrators that attempted to storm a police station, a local official told Reuters.

County Commissioner Josephine Onunga said a group of around 20 youths had attempted to take over Bondo police station and that officers had been forced to open fire to repel them.

In Siaya town and Ugunja, demonstrations led by governor Cornel Rasanga and Alego Usonga MP Samuel Atandi were peaceful.

They asked residents to prepare for daily demos next week, adding they will not bow out until the Opposition’s demands are adhered to.

Meanwhile, school children were among more than 20 people injured during anti-IEBC protests in Kisumu and Migori yesterday.

Police fired teargas at Mount Camel School in Nyalenda Estate, Kisumu, injuring five people, including some of the pupils.

They reportedly assaulted a man heading to the school to pick his child.

The officers wrestled the man down, tied his hands and clobbered him on the head in the presence of county police boss Titus Yoma.

They chased away journalists who attempted to cover the incident and a GSU officer threatened to deal with a reporter of a Kenyan newspaper who was covering the protests.

A woman who sought anonymity claimed she was sexually molested by two GSU officers inside her house as they raided homes and schools in the estate. Police also reportedly lobbed tear gas canisters into people’s homes and shot in the air to disperse protesters.

 

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