Over 150 Kenyans injured in post-election chaos

XINHUA NEWS AGENCY

More than 150 people sustained serious injuries in parts of Nairobi and western Kenya following post-election chaos that erupted on Friday night after Uhuru Kenyatta was declared winner of the presidential elections, figures from two agencies show Sunday.

Both Kenya Red Cross Society and international humanitarian medical charity, Medicins Sans Frontieres said they had evacuated a total of 157 casualties in Nairobi, Kisumu, Homabay, Migori, Busia and Siaya counties in protests against polls results.

The medical charities said some of the casualties had bullet wounds. MSF said by Saturday evening, their teams across Kenya had evacuated and treated 64 people and that 11 of them had bullet wounds.

“Medical team has been dispatched to Kisumu to assist the ministry of health,” said MSF on Saturday night.

KRCS said they responded to a total of 93 causalities that sustained various injuries and who received pre-hospital medical care and medical evacuations.