•Police contained the situation in Mlolongo by lobbying tear gas canisters at the protesters who disappeared in darkness.
•Businesses were closed down in Mlolongo town for fears that the demonstrators could take advantage of the situation to loot.
There were protests in Mlolongo town, Machakos County shortly after IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati declared Kenya Kwanza Presidential candidate William Ruto the fifth President elect.
Chanting Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga's name, the rioters lit born fire along the old Mombasa road near cooperative Bank area barricading it.
This led to disruption of operations and usage of the busy road, motorists kept of the road during the protests which erupted minutes after the Electoral body's boss made the announcement at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday, August 15.
Businesses were closed down in Mlolongo town for fears that the demonstrators could take advantage of the situation to loot.
A spot check by the Star in parts of Machakos County including Machakos and Athi River towns revealed that there were no incidences. There was calmness in most parts of the county.
Most businesses, however, closed hours before Ruto was declared the winner.
Majority of residents left their business premises and job places earlier in the evening for their houses where they watched the announcement from.
Police contained the situation in Mlolongo by lobbying tear gas canisters at the protesters who disappeared in darkness.
Normalcy has since returned in Mlolongo town.
Mlolongo assistant county commissioner Dennis Ongaga said the demonstrations were post presidential results reaction.
"A group of youths suspected to be Azimio loyalists protesting against the Presidential Results attempted to block Mlolongo Service Lane (around Co-op Bank) and lit vehicle tyres. OCS Mlolongo Police Station responded and dispersed the group and putoff the fire," Ongaga told the Star on phone on Monday.