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Pressure on Kenya opposition amid protests

The Associated Press

Riot police advance toward protesters during clashes in the Mathare area of Nairobi on Saturday.

AFP-Jiji NAIROBI (AFP-Jiji) — Kenya’s defeated opposition faced mounting calls at home and abroad to calm their supporters Sunday after claims of election rigging sparked violent protests that left at least 11 people dead.

Raila Odinga’s flashpoint strongholds in western Kisumu and Nairobi’s slums were quiet Sunday, with signs life was returning to normal after two days of running battles with police. Officers in some clashes used live ammunition to disperse stone-throwing, tire-burning residents, with tear gas also fired.

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged thwarted presidential candidate Odinga to “send a clear message to his supporters urging them to refrain from violence,” a message echoed by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

The anger erupted on Friday night after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor by a large margin over his rival Odinga.Speech

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