Monday, December 31, 2007


Kenyan police battled protesters in blazing slums on Monday after disputed elections returned President Mwai Kibaki to power and triggered turmoil that a local TV station said had killed at least 124 people.

Fatal riots convulsed the nation, from opposition strongholds in the west near the Uganda border to Nairobi's shanty-towns and the port of Mombasa on the Indian Ocean Coast.

Reuters reporters estimated at least 70 deaths, based on witnesses and body counts. But broadcaster KTN said mid-afternoon the toll had reached at least 124.

The meeting for Uhuru Park is on and many people from various places of Nairobi have started trickling to Uhuru Park amid violence. (Agencies)