Rival supporters clash in Garissa, north-east Kenya

Garissa main market in north-east Kenya
Garissa main market in north-east Kenya set ablaze by supporters of loosing candidate

The main market in Garissa, north-east Kenya, is burning following a dispute by supporters of rival candidates for county governor in Tuesday’s election.

They clashed after the results were declared.

Ali Bunow Korane of the Jubilee Coalition was announced the winner. Those disgruntled by the result then set parts of the market alight.

While calm has been restored fire fighters are still battling to put out the flames.

Civil servants ordered back to work Friday

Meanwhile the head of Kenya’s public service, Joseph Kinyua, has ordered all civil servants to report back to work immediately following the successful and peaceful conduct of the general election.

The final results are yet to be announced, but the electoral commission said earlier today that it hopes to announce the final results on Friday.

People have taken time off as they wait for the final results, and the streets of the capital, Nairobi, has been quieter than usual.

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