Kenyan baby 'injured by police' dies

Written by  BBC

A six-month-old baby, who was injured during a police raid after the announcement of disputed election results in Kenya, has died, her family has said.

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According to BBC, Samantha Pendo had been in a coma since Friday after sustaining head injuries when police stormed homes in a slum in western Kisumu city.  

 

Her father, Mr Joseph Abanja, told Kenya's privately owned Daily Nation newspaper: "I demand justice for my daughter. She was not protesting, her father was not protesting. Her mother was not protesting. Yet they killed her.

I did as I had been told; to vote and go home. They followed us there and hit us."

 

At least 24 people were killed in violence which broke out after the 8 August election, according to a Kenyan human rights group.

 

Opposition leader Raila Odinga said the poll was rigged to give President Uhuru Kenyatta victory.

However foreign observers said the poll was credible.

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