Kisumu Youth Set Truck on Fire Outside Police Station

  • There was tension in Kisumu on Sunday after youth set fire to a truck that was parked outside the Central Police Station.

    A witness who spoke to the Nation claimed that the truck had fled from a scene of an accident where it had hit a pedestrian and parked at the station before irate youth found it and set it on fire.

    Reports indicate that there is widespread anxiety ahead of the Supreme Court verdict expected to be delivered on Monday. 

    The Registrar of the Supreme Court informed parties involved in the petition that the Court would deliver its final ruling on the two consolidated presidential petitions at 10 am.

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    The Nation reported that the residents stated that the Supreme Court should rule against 'sham' election of president Uhuru Kenyatta as no polls were conducted in the region.

    Youth also barricaded the main Kakamega-Kisumu highway inspecting vehicles.

    According to the newspaper, the youth were angry with the ethnic profiling that was alleged to have led to the death of four people in Ruaraka constituency, Nairobi Country.

    Nyanza regional police boss Leonard Katana assured that the force was ready to maintain order in the lakeside after tomorrow's much-anticipated verdict.

    “We are prepared to deal with any eventualities tomorrow and we urge the people to maintain order as students are still sitting their national examinations,” Mr Katana told the Nation earlier.

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    Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i urged all politicians and Kenyans to keep calm ahead of the Supreme Court ruling tomorrow.

    Speaking at Nyahururu National School, CS Matiang'i urged Kenyans and their leaders to avoid any activities that may incite others into violence.

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