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Kenya: Kill those criminals: Security forces violations in Kenya's August 2017 elections

, Index number: AFR 32/7249/2017

On August 11, 2017, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declared incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta winner of the presidential elections amid claims of fraud. Opposition supporters in Nairobi, the coast and western Kenya protested the results, burning tyres and lighting bonfires, blocking roads and stoning police officers. This report documents how police used excessive force against protesters, firing teargas in residential areas or inside houses, shooting in the air but also directly into the crowd and carrying out violent and abusive house to house operations, beating and shooting residents. In Nairobi alone, at least 33 people were killed.

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