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Kenya's Odinga calls for strike amid election dispute

Kenya's Odinga calls for strike amid election dispute

14 August 2017, 8:44am
Last updated on 14 August 2017, 8:56am
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga is calling for people to flunk work to support his claim to the presidency.

Odinga is disputing the results of last week’s election and has accused the ruling party of “spilling the blood of innocent people.”

Some 24 people have been killed during protests since election Day on August 8.

On Sunday, the opposition leader visited the family of Damaglyn Marube an 8-year old girl killed by a stray bullet in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

“My child went outside to play with other children while I was washing clothes,” Marube’s mother, Moraa Nyarangi told reporters.

“In no time, I saw another child running towards me and tell me, my child has been shot and she’s dead lying on the floor. When I got to where she was, I found her lifeless body lying on the floor.”

Kenyan police fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of his supporters who followed Odinga, as he visited the victim’s family in the slum are of Manthare.