In Summary

  • Two teens shot dead in Mathare
  • 10 year old boy recuperating in Hospital

Two young lives were tragically cut shot today in Mathare number 10 3C as anti-riot police clashed with opposition protesters protesting over high cost of living.

The incident occurred amidst nationwide demonstrations that commenced on Wednesday and are set to continue until Friday this week.

Christine Adhiambo, a resident of the area claimed that the youth were ambushed by police while peacefully seated.

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“Sasa gody alikuwa amekaa karibu na tank ya maji..akashtukia risasi imepiga tank , tank ikapasuka…risasi ikatoka kwa tank ikaenda moja kwa moja hadi kwa gody…na hivo ndio ameenda,”she said

In the ensuing melee, both victims lost their lives, leaving the community devastated and grieving.

Another youth sustained severe injuries after being shot in the leg. The injured youth is currently receiving treatment.

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Teen Recuperating in Hospital

Meanwhile in Mashimoni Kibra Nairobi, a 10 year old boy is now recuperating at Mbagathi hospital after allegedly being shot by police despite him not participating in the opposition protests.

According to Boston Jacob a resident in the area, the boy was going home when he was shot at by the police.

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“Mwenye alipigwa risasi ni motto kijana mdogo sana..alikuwa ametoka tu matembezi yake…dakika kidogo naona kijana anableed kuangalia hivi tunaona ni live bullets imepasua mguu kabisa,”

he said.

He has criticized the excessive use of force by the police expressing his deep concern and outrage over the incident.

The opposition has swiftly condemned the government for deploying excessive force during the protests, which tragically resulted in loss of life. They argue that such heavy-handed tactics undermine the fundamental right to peaceful assembly and call for an immediate investigation into the incidents.


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