Stop the violence and looting, Raila pleads with supporters
National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga has made a passionate appeal to his supporters to reject violence and ensure property is not destroyed during the anti-IEBC demonstrations.
Mr Odinga said it was wrong to light bonfires on roads and disrupt public transport and other essential service in the push for reforms at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
The NASA candidate spoke a day after a group of youths broke away from those demonstrating in Kisumu town and looted Tumaini Supermarket on Friday.
Some of the looters were seriously injured by private guards hired to protect the store.
There have been ugly incidents of violence in Kisumu and the neigbouring towns of Siaya, Homa Bay, Bondo and Migori during public demonstrations. If it is not police shooting at demonstrators, it is hooligans disguised as Opposition supporters breaking into shops and blocking roads.
On Friday, a boda boda taxi operator was shot and wounded by police after anti-IEBC protest turned violent in Homa Bay.
The police also fired tear gas as Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti led hundreds of demonstrators in the town.
The governor condemned the police for provoking demonstrators through use of brutal force.