Kenya’s Odinga blames Kenyatta for deadly violence

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VIDEO SHOWS: RIOT POLICE FIRING AND THROWING TEAR GAS CANISTERS AT OPPOSITION SUPPORTERS AND VEHICLES, PROTESTERS RUNNING FROM TEAR GAS, OPPOSITION LEADER RAILA ODINGA ADDRESSING HIS SUPPORTERS, POLICE WATER CANNON IN STREET, POLICE OFFICERS ENGAGING WITH PROTESTERS
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NAIROBI, KENYA (NOVEMBER 17, 2017) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

1. VARIOUS OF RIOT POLICE GATHERED NEAR WATER CANNON IN STREET / AUDIO OF GUNSHOTS
2. POLICE OFFICER THROWING A TEAR GAS CANISTER AT A MOVING OPPOSITION CAR
3. PHOTOGRAPHERS APPROACHING TEAR GAS SMOKE ON ROAD
4. CAR OCCUPANT RUNNING AWAY FROM HIS CAR AMID TEAR GAS SMOKE
5. VARIOUS OF POLICE THROWING STONES AND TEAR GAS AT MOVING OPPOSITION CARS
6. POLICE FIRING TEAR GAS
7. TEAR GAS SMOKE RISING FROM UNDERNEATH PICKUP TRUCK / PEOPLE RUNNING PAST GATE
NAIROBI, KENYA (NOVEMBER 17, 2017) (CITIZEN TV – NO ACCESS KENYA)
8. OPPOSITION LEADER RAILA ODINGA ADDRESSING SUPPORTERS
9. (SOUNDBITE) (Swahili) OPPOSITION LEADER, RAILA ODINGA, SAYING:

“My anger is with this boy called (President) Uhuru Kenyatta and (Deputy President William) Ruto. I have come back home from abroad, did Uhuru not know where I was? He knew! I have brought you good news as Kenyans and instead of him receiving me well, he sent police to gas me, beat my people and fire bullets at them. Isn’t this barbaric?”

NAIROBI, KENYA (NOVEMBER 17, 2017) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)
10. POLICE WATER CANNON DRIVING PAST AN EXPLODED TEAR GAS CANISTER ON THE GROUND
11. RIOT POLICE STANDING NEXT TO WATER CANNON AND FIRING TEAR GAS
12. WATER CANNON SPRAYING / POLICE WALKING AWAY
STORY: Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga blamed President Uhuru Kenyatta for the “barbaric” violence that took place in Nairobi on Friday (November 17).

Kenya’s police service said five people were killed by mobs on Friday for looting during “unauthorised” processions called to welcome Odinga back to the country after a trip abroad. They fired tear gas at Odinga’s convoy and used water cannon as they tried to stop it from reaching the capital’s main business district. Some protesters threw stones at police.Reuters photographers had earlier counted two bodies with gunshot wounds sustained in the violence as police tried to disperse Odinga’s supporters who walked alongside his convoy from the airport.

Odinga has called for a “National Resistance Movement” to protest against the outcome of a repeat presidential election last month which saw Kenyatta win a second, five-year term with 98 percent of the vote after Odinga boycotted the contest. Only 39 percent of registered voters took part.

The repeat poll was ordered by the Supreme Court after it annulled the results of the August election, won by Kenyatta, over procedural irregularities. The court will rule on Monday (November 20) on cases that seek to nullify the rerun election.