Police fired tear gas and live bullets in the air on Thursday to disperse groups of stone-throwing young men in Kisumu.
The county led by Anyang’ Nyong’o is an Opposition stronghold where polling stations have failed to open for the re-run of a presidential election, a Reuters witness said.
Crowds initially engaged police in running battles in Kondele area where bonfires were lit. After officers ran out of teargas, they retreated and returned later when they fired several shots.
Polling stations that were meant to open at dawn stayed firmly shut and election officials were nowhere to be found.
Staunch NASA supporters issued threats, one of the reasons why members of the public and IEBC officials kept off.