A supporter of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, lies on the ground after he was hit by a police truck during a protest along a street in Nairobi.
A supporter of Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, lies on the ground after he was hit by a police truck during a protest along a street in Nairobi. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Kenyan police said Thursday some 19 people were killed during the electioneering period which begun on Aug 8 to Oct. 30.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett said 11 people were killed during the general elections between Aug. 8-11 while eight others lost their lives during repeat presidential election between Oct. 25-30.

Most of the deaths were recorded in Western Kenya where opposition supporters protested against the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and also against the repeat presidential elections after the opposition leader Raila Odinga pulled out of the race.

The statement comes after an Independent Medico Legal Unit (IMLU) report released on Wednesday reveals 36 people were killed during the electioneering period.

However, Boinett termed the IMLU findings as misleading and claims that the report was conducted without consultation from the police.

“The police statement lists detailed circumstances under which the 19 deaths were recorded by the police, with eleven fatalities recorded between the Aug. 8 and Aug. 11 general elections period, and a further eight during the repeat presidential poll period of Oct. 25 to Oct. 30,” he said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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