Security beefed up in Nairobi ahead of Supreme Court verdict

Supreme Court. FILE
Supreme Court. FILEA heavy contingent of anti-riot police has been deployed around the Supreme Court ahead of the Supreme Court Verdict on the presidential petition.

Roads around the Supreme Court have also been barricaded.
More officers have been deployed in major slums in the city.
Lorries of anti-riot police have been seen parked in Dandora, Kibera, Kayole, Mathare, Kariobangi and Kawangware among other areas.
This comes after Sunday’s clashes after five people were found murdered in Riverside, Ruaraka constituency.
Police fired tear gas as residents demonstrated against the killings.
Nairobi police spokesperson Japhet Koome said the killings were a criminal act and were not ethnically instigated.
NASA leader Raila Odinga has alleged that 15 people were killed by police on Friday after police allegedly opened fire on his supporters who had turned up to welcome him back from the USA.