Police In Kenya Hurl Teargas In Adventist Church During Worship In Election Violence

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Police allegedly teargassed worshipers in Litevan SDA Church, Kawangware.

The officers apparently threw the teargas canister by hand through the church window where the worshipers were attending the Sabbath program yesterday.

The congregants quickly exited the church with children crying as the fumes burnt their eyes. They washed their faces with water, condemning the incident.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Friday, August 11, said Uhuru was the duly elected president amid protests from his closest rival Raila Odinga of the NASA coalition.

Raila rejected the outcome of the polls on grounds that they were manipulated to give Uhuru the edge against him.

Peaceful demonstrations sparked in various parts of the country which were met with violent and brutal police response.

At least 24 people have been confirmed dead by Independent sources on the ground, with the Opposition putting the figure at more than 100 including at least 10 children.

Uhuru’s victory was gazetted which means that he would be sworn in as president in 14 days should there be no case in courts to stall or oppose his swearing in.

The Opposition has however said they would not be taking their protests to Courts citing unspecified actions to dispute the presidency and swearing in of incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta.

Little is known what these actions are leaving the country in a state of anxiety, expecting more demonstrations within the week.


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