The Latest: Rights group urges Kenya’s police against force – Alabama News

The Latest: Rights group urges Kenya’s police against force – Alabama News

The Latest on Kenya’s elections (all times local):

6:35 p.m.

Amnesty International is urging Kenyan police not to use force unnecessarily in their response to protests following Kenya’s election and opposition allegations of vote-tampering.

The appeal from the human rights group follows the deaths of at least three people who were shot during clashes between police and rioters in the wake of Tuesday’s vote. One was killed by police during a protest in southwestern Kenya. Nairobi police chief Japheth Koome says two people were shot in the capital as they took advantage of protests to steal.

Muthoni Wanyeki, a regional director for Amnesty International, says police should not disrupt peaceful protests and that force should only be used as a “last resort” that seeks to avoid loss of life.

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