Kenya opposition leader calls for calm in slum hit by deadly violence

Kenya opposition leader calls for calm in slum hit by deadly violenceBy George Obulutsa and Duncan Miriri NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga called for calm on Sunday as he visited a slum in the capital that was hit by violence when a political stand-off over a repeat presidential election fed into rising ethnic tensions. Clashes in Kawangware and in a village in western Kenya following Thursday’s vote were the first signs that face-offs between Odinga supporters and the police might eventually morph into neighbors turning against each other. Standing here in this church we want to condemn the militarization of politics in this country,” Odinga told residents in the Nairobi slum.



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