In Summary
  • He said a number of the protestors took advantage of the situation to loot.
  • The minister said in Kisumu, the protestors tried to set ablaze a bus but they were repulsed.
  • He also dismissed claims that the police have been using excessive force.

Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has denied claims that police have been using live bullets on peaceful protestors resulting to deaths of Kenyans who were demonstrating after the declaration of presidential election results.

However, Dr Matiang’i said that there were incidences of “lawlessness in Kibera and Mathare in Nairobi as well as some parts of Kisumu”.

He said a number of the protestors took advantage of the situation and looted property in the affected areas.

“Some criminal elements took advantage of the situation to loot property. The police responded and normalcy has returned in the affected areas,” he said.

KISUMU DEMOS

The minister added that in Kisumu, the protestors tried to set ablaze a bus but they were repulsed by security officers.

There are reports of deaths in Kibera and Mathare as well as a number of slums in Kisumu.

But Dr Matiang’i said he was not aware of any deaths.

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