In Summary
  • Nyanza Regional Coordinator Wilson Njega says man died during protests in Maseno.
  • However, witnesses said he was shot.
  • The protests have been widespread in Nyanza region, a stronghold of opposition Nasa.

One person has died in Kisumu County following protests that followed the declaration of presidential election results on Friday night.

Police have arrested three people following the chaos.

Nyanza Regional Coordinator Wilson Njega told reporters on Saturday that a man died during protests in Maseno but could not say how he died.

However, witnesses said he was shot.

But Mr Njega argued most of those going to the streets to demonstrate were criminals taking advantage of the situation to loot.

“We have been able to stop them from accessing the centre of the town. These are purely hooligans and [they] will not be allowed to come to town to threaten business,” he said in Kisumu.

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