Two dead in political shock in Kenya

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Two dead in political shock in Kenya

Two people have been killed and several injured in clashes between supporters of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and those who support his deputy, William Ruto.

Rival supporters pelted themselves with stones and burnt tires as Mr Ruto attended a church service in the president's political stronghold.

Police fired tear gas - some of which entered the church.

Mr. Kenyatta and Mr. Ruto had long been political rivals, but when they were both charged by the International Criminal Court with election-related violence, they formed an alliance ahead of the 2013 election.

They have since fallen out, largely due to Mr. Ruto's intention to run for president in two years when Mr. Kenyatta resigns.

This article appeared first on: https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-africa-47639452

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