Kenyan girl shot dead as post-election anger boils

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Reports say there is palpable fear in the land as many Kenyans are scared that the dispute would lead to violent protests after more than 1,000 people were killed following the last bloody election recorded in 2007.

Mr Kenyatta won a second term as president with 54.3 per cent of the vote to Mr Odinga's 44.7 per cent and a margin of 1.4 million votes. A mortuary official said nine bodies with gunshot wounds were brought to the Nairobi morgue from Mathare.

The torture and killing of the Kenyan election official in charge of the electronic voting system shortly before the vote sparked early concerns.

Police also used tear gas on a large convoy of vehicles carrying opposition officials that tried to enter Kibera.

Wycliff Mokaya said his daughter was killed by a stray bullet while on their third-floor balcony in the capital's Mathare slum. "She was my only hope".

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo said Saturday the re-election of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in the just concluded presidential elections will help foster stronger ties between the two countries. Police also fired guns into the air.

He has called for unity following the election, saying "there is no need for violence".

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Kenyan police have shot two people dead and injured five more during rioting after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor in national elections.

Kenyatta was declared the victor in the presidential election Friday night with 54.27 percent to Odinga's 44.74, with protests erupting in the opposition leader's strongholds in Nairobi and the western city of Kisumu nearly immediately.

"He was not out fighting them, he was rescued by my sister who lives next to him, she came outside screaming at the police asking why they are beating people", his brother, Charles Ochieng said, speaking on behalf of a dazed Oduor.

The gunfire rang out in the Nairobi slum of Kibera and in the southwestern city of Kisumu, the witnesses said.

Demonstrations and running battles with police broke out in isolated parts of Nairobi slums after anger in opposition strongholds against Tuesday's election that losing candidate Raila Odinga claims was massively rigged. An Associated Press photographer saw police firing live rounds in the Mathare area.

The election commission affirmed there was a hacking attempt but said it failed, and that Odinga's camp had no right to declare him the victor.

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