Thursday, January 17, 2008


Reports indicated that seven people were killed in a second day of ODM protests...

Seven people have been shot dead in the second day of clashes between the Orange Democratic Movement supporters and riot police.

One person was shot in Nairobi’s Mathare slums while others were killed in Kisumu. All of them died from gunshot wounds.

The protests entered the second day as the ODM leadership said the party would not relent in its calls for mass action until they get justice following electoral flaws that saw President Kibaki declared winner of the December 27 presidential poll.

Several supporters have come out to join the ODM demonstrations across towns in Nyanza, Western, Rift Valley, Nairobi and Coast provinces.

Running battles between mobs and the police were witnessed in Nairobi, Kisumu, Voi, Mwatate, Narok and Eldoret.

In Nairobi, riot police lobbed tear gas at any group of people gathered in the streets after some ODM leaders, including Najib Balala, Charity Ngilu, James Orengo and Omingo Magara were seen at a city hotel along Kenyatta Avenue.

At a Press conference earlier today, Raila Odinga said the ongoing mass action across the country would go on until the President Kibaki agrees to talks to resolve the dispute.

The ODM blamed the increase in the number of deaths during the unrest to the use of brutal force and live bullets on ODM supporters on trigger happy policemen.

1 comment:

Sonare said...

i hope to read some more of your posts. it keeps me updated of whats going on in kenya.