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Kanu MP candidate in Baringo South says he was hospitalised after police beat him

Baringo South Kanu MP candidate Charles Kamuren has been hospitalised after he was beaten by police when chaos broke out on August 9.

“I had no quarrel with anybody, mine was just to see to it that fair results were being announced but police suddenly turned violent..they roughed me up and beat me up before dispersing my supporters by shooting [at] them with live bullets,” he told the Star on the phone.

Kamuren spoke on Tuesday. He said he is admitted at a Nakuru hospital, but did not say which one. Kamuren said he is out of danger but needs more time to rest. Kamuren lost to Grace Kipchoim of Jubilee. She garnered 10,300 votes against Kamuren’s 10,184. Kipchoim was declared winner on Thursday.

Kamuren supporters accused Kipchoim of rigging him out this year and in 2013.

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