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NYANZA: Police Forced To Use Teargas As Supporters Go Physical Over Election Results

Police officers resorted to tear gas to expel reddish inhabitants in Migori county.

This followed a fight between two rivals: Suna West MP Peter Masara and former Suna West MP Joseph Ndiege supporters on August 10th.

When Ndiege's supporters were dissatisfied with Masara's side, what had begun as celebrations over Masara's early lead descended into chaos.

The change in the moods occurred when the supporters, who had congregated in opposing directions, initially sought to intimidate one another by insulting one another. The supporters collided and began attacking one another with a single stone.

The event was corroborated by the police commander, Elizabeth Walukoba, who stated that the supporters had initially blocked the road before they began hurling stones at one another. After running battles in the town for a half hour, police intervention was required to bring the situation under control.

After an hour of peace, the supporters began to fight once more and started running skirmishes with the police.

Police at this time had no choice but to use tear gas to disperse the throng, which was also getting boisterous. The hardened followers kept repeating, "the fight is not yet finished," while yelling insults at one another.

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