Tension is high in Kisumu CBD after a police officer randomly opened fire and shot dead one person injuring three others at Jua Kali area.

The officer was allegedly chasing a matatu driver who had refused to give a bribe.

The woman who died was hit by a stray bullet in the head when riding on a motorbike.

She was rushed to the Aga Khan Hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival by the doctors who examined her.

“The lady was brought in and when we examined her, we found that she had already succumbed to the gunshot wounds,” said Dr Eshiwani, Aga Khan Medical Director.

Two other people also suffered one on the leg and the other one on the arm.

The incident caused youths to storm the Kisumu Central Police Station to demand answers.

“Haki yetu! Haki yetu chants rented the air at the police stations where the demonstrators camped.

“During the scuffle, the woman, who was just a passenger on a motorbike, was shot and two people were injured on the leg and hand as the trigger-happy shot at people,” said Mr Jack Osen, chairman of the Jua Kali Artisans.

The two, Mr Kevin Ochieng Ouru and Mr James Omondi Were, are being treated at Kisumu County Referral Hospital.

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