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2017 KENYA ELECTIONS

One person shot dead in Bungoma as supporters clash

The incident occurred when Ford Kenya’s Wycliffe Wangamati’s supporters clashed with those of Jubilee’s Ken Lusaka. Photo/FILE.

BUNGOMA, Kenya June 2 – One person was killed in Bungoma and several others injured after police opened fire to disperse Jubilee and Ford Kenya supporters of two gubernatorial candidates.

Reports from Bungoma indicate that the woman who was selling tomatoes at the local market is said to have been hit by a stray bullet as the supporters engaged police in running battle.

The incident occurred when Ford Kenya’s Wycliffe Wangamati’s supporters clashed with those of Jubilee’s Ken Lusaka.
“One person has been killed, but we have not established who shot at her,” a senior police officer told Capital Fm News from Bungoma.

He blamed a bodyguard to one of the candidates.

“Their guns will have to be taken away for investigations,” he said, “all those belonging to police officers deployed there at the time will also have to be examined.”

The officer said Ford Kenya’s Wangamati, had just received his nomination certificate from the Independent Electotal and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and was headed to Bungoma Bus park to address a rally, when his supporters clashed with those of Lusaka leading to a confrontation that turned ugly.

The incident comes days after Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet warned of dire consequences to any politician or leader who incites Kenyans to participate in violence.

In Kisumu, at least one person was nursing injuries after police teargassed supporters of gubenatorial candidate Anyang Nyong’o shortly after he presented his papers to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

Reports from Kisumu indicate that the convoy was teargassed in Kondele as Nyong’o traversed the city after receing a nomination certificate from the electoral commission.

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Witnesses said the situation turned chaotic when an Adminitration Police officer hurled a tear gas at the crowd, forcing everyone to scamper for safety.

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