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Outrage as police shoot and seriously injure Kenyan actor

October 1, 2017 1:52 PM
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Outrage as police shoot and seriously injure Kenyan actor

Kenyans on social media have been outraged after a young popular and promising actor was shot and seriously injured by police officers.

Aziz Azzion also known as Mutuma from Meru county, who has appeared on several TV shows including the famed The Real House helps of Kawangware, was wounded after coming from work when police officers fired indiscriminately at a matatu he was traveling in.

Police had claimed the matatu was carrying dangerous criminals. Friends and colleagues of the actor said Mutuma had been at Royal Media Services doing some work before the horrifying ordeal.

Aziz Azzion also known as Mutuma from Meru county, who has appeared on several TV shows including the famed The Real House helps of Kawangware. Photo: Aziz Azzion Facebook.

Mutuma was shot in the leg and left on the road to bleed out, a boda boda rider later rescued him and took him to a nearby hospital that administered first aid before being transfered to Kenyatta National Hospital.

At KNH, Mutuma underwent surgery but they could not save his leg which had to be amputated at the knee.

Mutuma is currently under police guard at the hospital with the officers claiming he is a dangerous thug.

''The police who shot him are keeping guard at the hospital one in the morning the other in the evening. They claim Tush is an armed Robber and have heaped 7 counts against him including robbery with violence,'' a friend of Mutuma is quoted.

Mutuma's family and friends have now called on all creatives, actors, musicians, lover's of art, activists to come up and support the actor in this time of need.

They are also requesting legal bodies/lawyers who can take up the matter Pro-Bono in order to pursue justice the actor.

Also read: Protester Shot Dead In Kenya Opposition Stronghold

Source: tuko.co.ke

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