August 15, 2017 / 3:59 PM / a month ago

Baby girl "teargassed, beaten by Kenyan police" dies: doctor

Lenzer, mother of six month-old Samantha Pendo, stands next to her bed as the girl remains in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit of Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu, Kenya August 14, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

KISUMU (Reuters) - A six-month-old girl has died in Kenya, her doctor told Reuters on Tuesday, after her parents said she was teargassed and clubbed by police in a security crackdown following last week’s disputed elections.

Samantha Pendo had been asleep in her mother’s arms when police forced their way into their home and beat her and her parents as they searched for protesters, her parents said. Police have said they are investigating the incident in the western city of Kisumu.

Reporting by Maggie Fick in Kisumu; writing by Katharine Houreld; editing by Mark Heinrich

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