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Family in Kibra seeks justice for son allegedly killed by police

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A family in Kibra is seeking justice after their son was allegedly killed by police officers in the area.

23-year-old University of Leeds student, Carilton David Maina, was shot dead over the weekend.

The deceased was on long holiday and had returned to the country to visit his family.

His love for football earned him a scholarship at the UK College soon after clearing his high school education at the Maseno School in 2013 where he emerged with an A plain.

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Maina’s mother said he had come to visit her to discuss his academics as he had stayed longer than expected but the discussion was never to be.

Maina was shot by police officers despite reports that he had surrendered; a case local residents believe is another extra judicial killing incident that shouldn’t go unpunished.

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has already formed a team to investigate the matter.

Meanwhile, residents of Kolongolo in Trans Nzoia County have called on Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’I to relocate the Kolongolo police post from the market centre.

This follows the fatal shooting of five people at Kolongolo market 10 days ago. They are further calling for the arrest of the officer who also injured several others including Trans Nzoia County speaker, Joshua Werunga.

Speaking during a fund raising event for five families who lost their loved ones, an eye witness claimed that the police used excessive force in handling an angry mob that was protesting the arrest of a suspect who had been accused of domestic violence.

Area MCA, Emmanuel Waswa, called for the immediate transfer of police officers who have overstayed at the station and compensation of the five families for the loss of their loved ones.

Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, who was the Chief Guest at the fundraiser, said that nobody is above the law, adding that IPOA has already taken over the matter to ascertain if there was excessive use of force and unlawful use of a fire arm.

The CS gave each family 50,000 shillings to assist them organize the burial.



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