Riots and celebrations started in Kenya after the electoral commission announced President Uhuru Kenyatta has won a second term.
Opposition candidate Raila Odinga was quick to claim the vote was rigged and protests started in Nairobi after the result was announced.
Police have reportedly used teargas on protesters in the Kisumu and Nairobi slums.
Angry protests erupted almost immediately in Odinga’s strongholds: in Nairobi’s biggest slum Kibera police fired bullets in the direction of protesters, who looted and attacked businesses they said belonged to Kenyatta supporters.Riots broke out across slums in Nairobi after the incumbant president held onto power with 54 per cent of the voteBusinesses were burnt and fires set while others celebrated with flags and vuvuzelas
The fury from Odinga’s supporters came in stark contrast to the cheers from Kenyatta’s camp in his strongholds, with vuvuzelas and cries of joy in the streets.
The Kenyan commission said Mr Kenyatta won Tuesday’s election with 54 per cent of the vote and called the poll ‘credible, fair and peaceful’.
Mr Kenyatta called for peace and unity after the announcement.
He said: ‘There is no need for violent§.’
Protestors loot and burn premises belonging to the Kikuyu tribe on August 11 in the Kibera slum of Nairobi.Riot police officers fire tear gas in Kawangware slum in Nairobi as Police and rioters clashed.