KTN’s Duncan Khaemba arrested while reporting protests in Kibera

The local media has been silent on the chaos that have rocked different parts of the country since Wednesday.

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A policeman holds a gun during a protest by supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, in Mathare, in Nairobi, Kenya August 12, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

Duncan Khaemba, a journalist with KTN, and his cameraman were apprehended on Saturday, August 12 while covering the post poll protests in Kibera, Nairobi.

The two were apprehended after they were asked to vacate the scene.

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KTN journalist Duncan Khaemba (with boom mic and helmet) covering post-election protests in Kibera, August 12, 2017. /STAR REPORTER

They were taken to the Kilimani police station where they were still being held at the time of going to press.

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This even as protesters destroyed properties and burnt stalls as police in anti riot gear tried to disperse the rowdy youths in Kibera slum.

The protests started on the night of Friday, August 11, after Uhuru Kenyatta was announced the winner of 2017 presidential election with 8,203,290 votes, compared to the Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s 6,762,224 votes.

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NASA leader Raila Odinga is seen leaving the IEBC National Tallying Centre at the Bomas of Kenya on August 10, 2017. PHOTO: MONICAH MWANGI/THE STAR

Police lobbed tear gas at the residents and also to the media who were prevented from covering the protests, reports the Star.

Gunshots rent the air overnight in different parts of the slum, coupled with shouting and wailing from residents.

Zipo.co.ke has learnt that lorries carrying more GSU officers drove into the slum as the residents continued to protest the outcome of the results amid rejection of the same by Nasa leaders.

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Anti riot police in Kisumu on Friday night. /TWITTER

More post election chaos have been reported in Mathare and Buruburu in Nairobi as well as Kisumu and Migori counties.

A protestor is shot in Kisumu following post election protests. /TWITTER