Contienda electoral en Kenia deja al menos 11 muertos tras ola de violencia (+fotos)

Ago 12, 2017 9:25 pm
Publicado en: Actualidad, Internacionales
Kenyan riot police officers patrol on August 12, 2017 in the Kawangware neighborhood of Nairobi.  Eight bodies have been taken to the Nairobi city morgue from three slums which erupted into protests after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor in a disputed election, a senior police officer said August 12. Seven had sustained gunshot wounds, he said noting the eight bodies came from the Mathare, Kibera and Kawangware areas. "They have all been taken to the City mortuary," he said, on condition of anonymity.  / AFP PHOTO / STR / SIMON MAINA
 AFP PHOTO / STR / SIMON MAIN

 

Al menos 11 personas murieron en Kenia desde al anuncio el viernes por la noche de la reelección del presidente Uhuru Kenyatta, un resultado que la oposición denunció como una “farsa” advirtiendo que no se dejará “intimidar” y que tampoco va a “ceder”.

AFP

Tan pronto como la Comisión Electoral comunicó la reelección del líder de 55 años, para un segundo mandato de un lustro, estallaron disturbios en los bastiones de la oposición.

El país no es ajeno a la violencia postelectoral, hace diez años, más de 1.100 personas murieron y 600.000 abandonaron sus hogares en dos meses de enfrentamientos tras la reelección de Mwai Kibaki.

Desde el viernes en la noche, ocho cadáveres han sido llevados a la morgue de Nairobi provenientes de los suburbios de la capital, según una fuente policial.

“Los cuerpos provenientes (de los suburbios) de Mathare, Kibera y Kawangware son ocho desde la noche pasada y fueron transportados a la morgue de la ciudad”, indicó a la AFP, bajo condición de anonimato, un funcionario policial.

Siete de los muertos presentan impactos de bala. El cuerpo de una niña que murió el sábado por la mañana en Mathare debía también ser recuperado, añadió.

Según un recuento de la AFP, el balance de víctimas mortales en los enfrentamientos postelectorales se eleva a 11 personas.

La cifra incluye un hombre fallecido en el condado de Kisumu, en el oeste de Kenia, y otro muerto en la ciudad de Siaya, en el suroeste del país.

Convencidos de que les habían robado la victoria, los partidarios de la oposición desataron su ira en el oeste del país y en barrios pobres de Nairobi como Kibera, Mathare o Kawangware.

En Kisumu, en el oeste del país, “tenemos a una persona muerta y otras cuatro ingresadas en el hospital con heridas de bala”, declaró a la AFP Ojwang Lusi, responsable de salud del condado.

“No sabemos por qué disparó la policía”, lamentó Truphena Achieng, cuyo hermano resultó herido.

En el condado vecino de Siaya, un alto responsable policial confirmó la muerte de una persona. “No hemos logrado recuperar el cuerpo de ese chófer de mototaxi debido a la resistencia de los manifestantes”.

En Nairobi, en el barrio de Mathare, una niña de nueve años murió por disparos el sábado, y la organización Médicos Sin Fronteras (MSF) anunció haber atendido a 19 heridos desde el viernes por la noche en la misma barriada.

Armed Kenyan police run to disperse protesters in the Kibera slum in Nairobi on August 12, 2017. Three people, including a child, have been shot dead in Kenya during opposition protests which flared for a second day Saturday after the hotly disputed election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Demonstrations and running battles with police broke out in isolated parts of Nairobi slums after anger in opposition strongholds against August 8 election that losing candidate Raila Odinga claims was massively rigged. / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA
AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA
Kenyan riot police officers patrol on August 12, 2017 in the Kawangware neighborhood of Nairobi.  Eight bodies have been taken to the Nairobi city morgue from three slums which erupted into protests after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor in a disputed election, a senior police officer said August 12. Seven had sustained gunshot wounds, he said noting the eight bodies came from the Mathare, Kibera and Kawangware areas. "They have all been taken to the City mortuary," he said, on condition of anonymity.  / AFP PHOTO / STR / SIMON MAINA
AFP PHOTO / STR / SIMON MAINA
A man runs past a shack which was burnt to the ground by protestors in the Kibera slum in Nairobi on August 12, 2017. Three people, including a child, have been shot dead in Kenya during opposition protests which flared for a second day Saturday after the hotly disputed election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Demonstrations and running battles with police broke out in isolated parts of Nairobi slums after anger in opposition strongholds against August 8 election that losing candidate Raila Odinga claims was massively rigged. / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA
 AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA
A woman walks past a shack which was burnt to the ground by protestors in the Kibera slum in Nairobi on August 12, 2017. Three people, including a child, have been shot dead in Kenya during opposition protests which flared for a second day Saturday after the hotly disputed election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Demonstrations and running battles with police broke out in isolated parts of Nairobi slums after anger in opposition strongholds against August 8 election that losing candidate Raila Odinga claims was massively rigged. / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA
 AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA
A boy with a stick tries to save belongings from a fire in the Kibera slum in Nairobi on August 12, 2017 Three people, including a child, have been shot dead in Kenya during opposition protests which flared for a second day Saturday after the hotly disputed election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Demonstrations and running battles with police broke out in isolated parts of Nairobi slums after anger in opposition strongholds against August 8 election that losing candidate Raila Odinga claims was massively rigged. / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA
 AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA
Protestors run away after riot police fired live rounds in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, on August 12, 2017. Three people, including a child, have been shot dead in Kenya in opposition protests which raged overnight after the hotly disputed election victory of President Kenyatta. Demonstrations and running battles with police broke out in Nairobi slums after anger in opposition strongholds against an election that losing candidate Raila Odinga claims was massively rigged. / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA
 AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA



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