KENYA: Security beefed up in Nairobi ahead of Supreme Court verdict

By Asad Cabdullahi Mataan

A heavy contingent of anti-riot police has been deployed around the Supreme Court ahead of the presidential petition ruling.

Roads around the Court have also been barricaded.

More officers have been deployed in major slums in the city.

The court will deliver the judgment ar 10 am. ​

Lorries of anti-riot police have been seen parked in Dandora, Kibera, Kayole, Mathare, Kariobangi and Kawangware among other areas.

This comes after Sunday’s clashes after five people were found murdered in Riverside, Ruaraka constituency.
Police fired tear gas as residents demonstrated against the killings.

Nairobi police spokesperson Japhet Koome said the killings were a criminal act and were not ethnically instigated.

NASA leader Raila Odinga has alleged that 15 people were killed by police on Friday after police allegedly opened fire on his supporters who had turned up to welcome him back from the USA.

Source:  – Thestar