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Police officers injured in anti-IEBC demos to be flown to Nairobi

Police officers who were seriously injured during Monday’s chaotic protests are set to be airlifted to Nairobi for treatment.

Government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe said 29 police officers were injured during the protests that turned violent in Kisumu, Migori, Kisii, Homa Bay and Siaya.

Medival authorities confirmed that nine people were shot, two of whom succumbed, while an unknown number was injured in the rioting.

Police officers who were seriously injured in the demonstrations will be flown to Nairobi on Tuesday evening.

Initial reports indicate that the injured officers will be received at Wilson airport by Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho.

Mr Kiraithe on Tuesday warned that any attempt to attack a police station and police officers will be met with necessary and professional force.

He made the remarks at a press briefing in Nairobi.