One person killed as police raid bar in Nairobi
One person died on Sunday evening in Nairobi’s Kiamaiko area when police raided a bar that was allegedly operating past curfew hours.
A police report seen by Ghetto Radio News states that the man was shot inside a police van after chaos ensued during the raid on Gagwa Bar.
According to the report, chaos started when the revelers found in the bar started resisting arrest and pelted police officers with stones.
It is during the melee that one person who had been arrested was hit on the chest by a bullet that had allegedly come from the crowd.
“But while they were escorting them to the station landcruiser , the group became rowdy and others escaped. They then started shouting and throwing stones at the said officers and the police vehicle,” read the report.
“The said officers decided to withdraw and drove away with only two suspects arrested, but they suddenly heard a sound of a gunshot from the rowdy group but they managed to retreat from the scene,” it further stated.
MSF Ambulance that had been called only arrived after the suspect had died.
The body is currently lying at the City Mortuary.