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It's A Horse Affair As Cops Disperse Youth At Bomas

On Sunday, officers deployed horses to separate a group of disruptive youths gathered at the gate to Bomas of Kenya. The young leaders camped out there after being denied entry to the counting center.

Edwin Sifuna, the recently elected senator of Nairobi; George Aladwa, the freshly elected member of Parliament of Makadara; James Orengo, the newly elected governor of Siaya; and Nderitu Muriithi, were among the leaders who were barred from entering their offices.

Riot police, GSU officers, and special squads were dispatched to the gate to maintain order. On Saturday, Commissioner Abdi Guliye ushered all but essential personnel out of the main auditorium where counting was taking place.

Going forward, he said, the building would be off-limits to anyone who wasn't a member of the IEBC, media, observer, or party agent. It comes amid mounting tension at the auditorium over suspicions of vote manipulation.

Several authorities, including the Catholic Church, have appealed for calm, with the latter urging "patience and decency."

Even though the verification of results has been halted multiple times due to objections by supporters of the leading candidates, the race between William Ruto and Raila Odinga remains extremely close.


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