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Kenyan Protesters Storm Ex-President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Farm

Kenyan Protesters Storm Ex-President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Farm

Hundreds of protesters have seized a farm owned by the family of former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in another day of fierce opposition protests. A BBC journalist on the scene saw the intruders steal sheep, with one man saying he sold it for $23 (£19).

There were no police to be seen and some of the looters carried machetes. Others were engaged in cutting and burning trees, and many of those on the farm in Nairobi’s suburbs had been bussed.

Many businesses near the farm and in the city center remained closed. A gas factory associated with opposition leader Raila Odinga has also been destroyed.

At least one person has been killed in protests in the western town of Kisumu – an opposition stronghold. This is came with police firing tear gas at protesters who set fire to tires and blocked major roads.

At least three people have been killed in the violence since the protests began last week. Opposition leader, Raila Odinga, first called for demonstrations earlier this month to protest the government’s failure to curb rising prices.

He said this is all happening because of President William Ruto’s fraudulent victory in last year’s election. While that victory was upheld by Kenya’s highest court, Mr Odinga insists the election was “stolen”.

The Kenyatta family is one of Kenya’s largest landowners.

Some media reports intentionally hostile and intimidating treatment. Local and international journalists covering the protests in Nairobi’s Kibera neighborhood were robbed at knifepoint by a mob.

A journalist from the Nation Media group said he was forced by police to remove his photos. This was as he followed events in central Nairobi, and that his press card was destroyed.

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