COVID 19: 3 Killed As Police Fire On Protesters In Kenya

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  1. No fewer than three people were killed yesterday by Kenyan Police when they fired on a crowd of motorcycle and taxi drivers who were protesting the arrest of a colleague for flouting restriction amidst the the COVID 19 pandemic.

In line with the police statement, the police shot at the crowd in the western city of Lessos after clashes .

The Police Inspector General, Hillary Mutyambai also disclosed that he had ordered the arrest of the involved in the shooting and they regret the loss of these lives.

The first shots fired killed a 40-year-old man after motorcycle taxi drivers “attacked” one of the officers, according to a police statement.

Two more people were shot dead after the crowd followed the officers back to their police station, it said.

“A thorough investigation will be carried out and action will be taken. They must face the law,” said Mutyambai.

The case, which has been referred to the country’s Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA), comes as Kenyan police face increasing scrutiny over alleged excessive force and unlawful killings, especially in poor neighbourhoods, AFP report disclosed.

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