Police are on the spot after shooting dead a 10-year-old girl in Mathare slums
The girl was on a balcony when she was shot on the chest and died immediately Police have been battling protesters unimpressed by Uhuru Kenyatta’s disputed win So far, at least 17 people, according to human rights groups, have been killed by police Police are on the spot after shooting dead a 10-year-old girl in Mathare while dealing with protesters angered by the declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the August 8 polls.
Stephanie Mokaya was killed while she was playing on a balcony on the third floor of a flat in Mathare. Kenyan Digest has learnt that she was shot on the chest while she was in the company of other kids. Their parents are left them in the house when the shooting happened. Early reports indicated that the little angel was killed by a stray bullet but her Father, George Mokaya, denied them and said his daughter was shot at by the police. The shooting has sparked massive anger from politicians and Kenyans. NASA elected MPs condemned the excessive force police are using on peaceful demonstrators.
Kenyans have also demanded justice for Stephanie and want the police officer involved in the shooting be brought to book before she is buried. Protests broke out in Mathare and Kibera areas of Nairobi, Kisumu and Siaya following the announcement by IEBC. Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s supporters believe the former prime minister was robbed of victory and are demanding what they say is justice.
However, acting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has denied that police are using live bullets on demonstrators. Speaking Saturday, August 12, Matiang’i absolved the police from any wrong doing and said no peaceful demonstrator has been shot.
So far a total of 17 people have been killed in Nairobi and Nyanza following the protests, human rights groups have claimed. They have called for the police to stop the use of excessive force on demonstrators.