Police allegedly hurl teargas into a fully packed church in Kawangware (photos)


– There have been protests in parts of the country after IEBC declared Uhuru Kenyatta the presidential winner

– Police have been battling Raila Odinga supporters who are angered by the announcement

– However, photos have surfaced of worshippers chocking in teargas allegedly hurled at their church by police

– The incident allegedly happened in Nairobi's Kawangware area

Violence has rocked parts of the country following the announcement of Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of a hotly contested presidential poll conducted Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Friday, August 11, said Uhuru was the duly elected president amid protests from his closest rival Raila Odinga of the NASA coalition.

Raila rejected the outcome of the polls on grounds that they were manipulated to give Uhuru the edge against him.

A lady runs out of the church after being teargassed Photo: Facebook/Digital Kenyan Corps-cops

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His foot-soldiers indicated the long time opposition leader will not be heading to court to challenge the outcome.

His supporters in some parts of the country took to the streets to protest the declaration. Among the parts that have experienced the violence due to the protests are Kibera, Mathare, Kawangware and Kisumu.

Police allegedly hurl teargas into a fully parked church in Kawangware (photos)

One of the worshippers takes a selfie showing other worshippers in the background washing their faces Photo: Facebook/Digital Kenyan Corp-cops

Now photos have emerged showing a group of people believed to be worshippers chocking in teargas which was allegedly hurled at them by police.

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According to a Facebook page Digital Kenyan corps-cops, the worshippers were in an Adventist church in Kawangware on Saturday, August 12, when police arrived and hurled teargas into the church.

Police allegedly hurl teargas into a fully parked church in Kawangware (photos)

The worshippers could not put up with the teargas Photo: Facebook/Digital Kenyan Corp-cops

The photos show the said worshippers washing their faces with water while others are running out of the church, apparently chocking from the teargas.

This comes hours after acting Interior CS Fred Matiang'i disputed claims that police have been shooting demonstrators.

Police allegedly hurl teargas into a fully parked church in Kawangware (photos)

The church in Kawangware Photo: Facebook/Digital Kenyan Corp-cops

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Matiang'i said the country is largely peaceful and no peaceful demonstrator has been shot or harmed.

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