3 Shot in Kisumu IEBC Protests

Police in Kisumu have allegedly shot three protesters taking part in demonstrations against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Reports indicate that one of the victims, who had been rushed to the Aga Khan Hospital, succumbed to serious head injuries while the others were taken to the county hospital.

In Siaya County, two people reportedly died after they were shot amid heightened protests against the Electoral body. One protester was pronounced dead upon arrival at Siaya District hospital where he was rushed with a bullet lodged in his chest while the second person died at the scene of the demonstrations.

Several others are reported to have suffered bullet injuries during the chaotic protests in Kisumu and Siaya where police allegedly used live ammunition on the rioters

A number of businesses in the Central Business District of the Lakeside city remained closed as police lobbed teargas to disperse the protestors.

Cases of police using live bullets were also reported in Kakamega where scores of people sustained gunshot injuries.

On Sunday, CORD leaders vowed to stage “the mother of all demos” in a bid to force IEBC commissioners out of office and accused the Government of planning to cause chaos.

CORD had prepared their supporters in Kisumu, Mombasa, Kakamega, Siaya, Meru and other major towns across the country to protest against the Electoral body. However, anti-riot police forcefully repulsed any crowds suspected to be gearing up for the protests.



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