Man shot dead in Bungoma anti-election demos

Residents of Muteremuko estate in Bungoma town view the body of the man who was allegedly shot dead by police on October 27, 2017. PHOTO | TITUS OTEBA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Police have been accused of shooting dead a man as they battled anti-election protesters in Bungoma County.

The victim was gunned down at Muteremuko estate in Bungoma town as police battled National Super Alliance (Nasa) supporters who had blocked Bungoma-Mumias road.

The killing brings to five, number of people killed in repeat presidential election chaos that rocked parts of former Nyanza, Western and Eastern provinces.

Kenya police are on the spot over rising brutality against demonstrators, with more than 40 people dead in the aftermath of the country General Election held on August 8.

The latest shooting ratcheted up tensions in Bungoma town.

Transport was paralysed in the town as businesses closed fearing looting.


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