Kenya police deny killing 33 people

Residents flee as anti-riot policemen pursue opposition protesters in Mathare, Nairobi, on August 12. © 2017 Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

We earlier reported that Kenyan police killed at least 33 people, possibly as many as 50, and injured hundreds more in some parts of the country’s capital, Nairobi, in response to protests following the August 8, 2017 elections, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said in a joint report.

The country’s police have refuted the reports claims as totally misleading and based on falsehood. In their statement, the Inspector General said the report will be studied and a comprehensive report will be issued.