Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

International observers on Thursday praised the handling of Kenya’s presidential election, with the European Union mission saying it had seen no sign of manipulation despite opposition complaints and scattered protests.

Police fired live rounds and tear gas as they clashed with opposition supporters in one Nairobi neighborhood but most of the capital and the rest of the country were calm after four people were killed in violence on Wednesday.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken a commanding lead but his rival, veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga, has rejected provisional electronic results, saying figures released so far are “fictitious” and that election systems had been hacked.

As they wait for final results to be tallied and confirmed, many Kenyans are nervous of a repeat of the clashes that killed about 1,200 people after a bitterly contested 2007 election. (Reuters)

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Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

People react as they hold a poster depicting Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, in Kisumu, Kenya, Aug.10, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

Protestors yell for peace as they march behind a Kenyan police officer in the Kawangware slum, on August 10, 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. Tensions remain high as rumors of election fraud surround the presidential election between incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga. (Photo: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

Protesters who had been engaged all day in clashes with riot police, erupt in celebration after hearing news from an opposition press conference which they interpreted as meaning opposition leader Raila Odinga would become president, in the Kawangware slum of Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Kenyan opposition official Musalia Mudavadi claimed Thursday that election commission data shows Odinga won Tuesday’s election and that he should be declared president. (Photo: Ben Curtis/AP)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

Residents watch from their balconies as Kenyan security forces chase supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga who demonstrate in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (Photo: Jerome Delay/AP)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, demonstrate blocking roads with burning tyres in the Kibera slum area in Nairobi, Kenya. Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga says hackers infiltrated the database of the country’s election commission and manipulated the results. Early results show President Uhuru Kenyatta with a wide lead over Odinga. (Photo: Khalil Senosi/AP)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

Protesters carry away a man they said had been shot by police and was still alive, after police and protesters engaged in clashes in the Kawangware area of Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. International observers on Thursday urged Kenyans to be patient as they awaited final election results following opposition allegations of vote-rigging, but clashes between police and protesters again erupted in Nairobi. (Photo: Ben Curtis/AP)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

Residents of the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya, take to the streets by blocking roads with burning tyres to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo: Brian Inganga/AP)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

A Kenyan security forces officer shout before firing a tear gas canister to chase supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga who demonstrate in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo: Jerome Delay/AP)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

A woman wails and screams at police, near to the body of a man who had been shot in the head and who the crowd claimed had been shot by police, in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya’s election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital. (Photo: Ben Curtis/AP)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga set up flaming tyre barricade in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

Riot police chase after protesters during clashes in the Kawangware slum of Nairobi, Kenya, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. (Photo: Ben Curtis/AP)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

A woman cries after a supporter of opposition leader Raila Odinga was killed by police, witnesses said, in Mathare slum in Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

Demonstrators shout slogans and carry a banner in Mathare, in Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

Riot police fire tear gas at protesters during clashes in the Kawangware area of Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. (Photo: Ben Curtis/AP)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

A demonstrator jumps over a barricade set on fire in Mathare, in Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

Demonstrators set barricades on fire and shout slogans in Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

Anti-riot policemen beat protesters to disperse them in Mathare, in Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga throw back a tear gas canister at Kenyan security forces in the Mathare slum of Nairobi Wednesday , Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo: Jerome Delay/AP)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

A woman gestures as she mourns the death of a protester in Mathare, in Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

A protester wearing a woman’s dress as a joke, on which is pinned a banner of opposition candidate Raila Odinga, who they support, walks towards police before clashes erupted in the Kawangware area of Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. (Photo: Ben Curtis/AP)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

Riot police chase after protesters during clashes in the Kawangware area of Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. (Photo: Ben Curtis/AP)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga gesture in Mathare slum in Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

A supporter of opposition leader Raila Odinga gestures in front of barricades in Mathare slum, in Nairobi, Kenya,Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

Opposition protesters clash with riot police in Kenya

A demonstrator supporting opposition leader Raila Odinga wears a mask as he protests, after Odinga claimed “massive” fraud in this week’s elections, in Kisumu, Kenya , Aug. 9, 2017. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters)

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