KTN journalist Duncan Khaemba has been arrested for taunting police while covering Kibera demonstrations.

Khaemba and his cameraman were arrested on Saturday after being asked to vacate the scene.

They were taken to the Kilimani police station.

Protesters vandalised properties and burnt stalls as the police tried to disperse the rowdy youths in Kibera slum.

This was after Uhuru Kenyatta was announced the winner of 2017 presidential election with 8,203,290 votes, against Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s 6,762,224 votes.

Police lobbed tear gas at the residents and also to the media who were prevented from covering the protests.

Gunshots continue to be heard in different parts of the slum, coupled with shouting and wailing from residents.

More contingents of GSU lorries drove into the slum as the residents continued to protest their displeasure of the general election results.

Protests rocked Siaya, Homa Bay and Migori counties as National Super Alliance (Nasa) supporters reacted to declaration of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win.

Protestors lit bonfires and engaged police in running battles on Friday night and Saturday.

In Siaya, the body of a man shot by police during the night protest was still lying on the road Saturday morning.

Some roads were still blocked in the morning after overnight protests.

Relatives said the victim, a boda boda operator, was shot by a police officer during the protest.

“We received information that my brother was killed from the chaos that escalates after the police engaged youths in running battles, ” said John Okumbe, the victim’s brother.

The protesters engaged police in running battles as they prevented the law enforcers from taking the body.

“We prevented the police from picking the body as we believe they will conceal evidence,” said a resident, Mr Kevin Otieno.

 

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