A young girl was shot dead by police during operations to quell protests against the re-election of KenyanPresident Uhuru Kenyatta, a witness said on Saturday.
“The girl was hit by a stray bullet while she was on a balcony as police were firing sporadic shots,” the witness, who only gave his first name, Eric, told Reuters.
According to reports, another man was killed in Kisumu county, centre of serious post-election ethnic violence in 2007 in which 1,200 people were killed and 600,000 displaced.
Four people were brought in overnight with gun-shot wounds and are currently receiving treatment.
NAN reports that Kenyatta secured a second term in office, results showed on Friday, setting off wild street celebrations by his supporters and protests in opposition strongholds in the capital and the west of the country.
Kenyatta got 54.3 per cent of the vote, ahead of rival Raila Odinga who secured 44.7 per cent, according to election commission figures.
Nearly 80 per cent of the 19 million registered voters cast their ballots.