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The 9-year-old killed in Mathare Estate

August 13, 2017 7:40 AM
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Teachers and pupils at Mathare primary school will be without Moraa Nyarangi, a class four pupil killed by a stray bullet when police confronted protestors in Mathare estate in Nairobi.

She died on the spot as a bullet hit her on the chest ending her good time with her friends whom she played with at the third floor balcony of their rented one room home.

Her father, Wycliffe Mokaya is a groceries vender at Mathare 2 area. When he spoke to the media, in utter shock, he could not believe why the police had resolved to use live bullets while tackling the protests.

Hell broke loose in the area the moment IEBC declared Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto president and deputy president elect after Kenya held elections on Tuesday 8, August.

For Mr Mokaya, he says the only help he now needs is aid to transport the body of her daughter to Kisii for burial.

The bullet, took away the innocent life of her daughter who he describes as his only hope. All is not well in the in most informal settlement areas in Nairobi.

A police officer who spoke to a Standard Newspaper reporter said they had been sent on duty but no one was following up on their welfare and that they were already running out of teargas canisters which are essentially what they should be using in dispersing protesters.

In the capital, areas affected by the protests include; Kawangware, Mathare, Huruma, Dandora and Kibera. There are reports of massive demonstrations with police being accused of using excessive force in Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay and Migori counties.

Human rights groups have warned that more than 24 people have been killed in the confrontations between the law enforcers and people angered by the IEBC presidential results declaration.

Opposition leaders told their supporters not to confront police urging them to stay calm despite the stand-off witnessed in the country after NASA coalition rejected the poll outcome terming the whole process as a fraud.


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