9-Year Old Girl Killed Amid Kenya's Riot Over Elections
"I was watching her play with her friends when she suddenly fell down," Mokaya said. "She was my only hope."
Wycliff Mokaya said his 9-year-old daughter was killed by a stray bullet while on their third-floor balcony in Mathare.
As rioting continued the day after President Uhuru Kenyatta won a second term in a vote the opposition claims had been rigged, an anguished father said his 9-year-old daughter was killed while playing with friends.
Kenyan police shot and killed two people during riots by opposition supporters on the outskirts of Kisumu, a city where opposition leader Raila Odinga has strong support, according to Leonard Katana, a regional police commander.
Another five people were injured by gunfire in Kisumu, Katana said.
A mortuary official said nine bodies with gunshot wounds were brought to the Nairobi morgue from Mathare. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.
Protesters, some with rocks or sticks, ran for cover as they came under fire in another Nairobi slum, Kibera. One person was shot and killed in Kibera overnight, said Sam Ochieng, a former chairman for Odinga's party there.
An Associated Press photographer said police used tear gas on a large convoy of vehicles carrying opposition officials that tried to enter Kibera. Police also fired guns into the air.