April 1, 2013 in Nation/World

Kenya sees election riots

 

NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenyan police deployed forces Sunday in the capital and the lakeside city of Kisumu to contain the continuing threat of violence after five people were killed in riots Saturday, officials said, but the country remained mostly peaceful after a court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta’s election as president.

Rowdy youths in Nairobi’s slums were still trying to protest the Supreme Court’s ruling against Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Nairobi police officials said Sunday.

An unexploded bomb was discovered inside a minibus at a Nairobi bus stop on Sunday, police said.

“There is tension obviously, but with the deployment of officers we have done we don’t anticipate anything,” said Moses Ombati, the deputy police chief for Nairobi.


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