The streets of Kayole estate, a suburb of Nairobi city, were treated to burning of tires and throwing of rocks as angry residents protested the killing of one their neighbour John Kiiru. Kiiru was killed by the police last night for violation of curfew restrictions, the restrictions were placed from 10 p.m to 4.a.m every morning in a bid to combat the spread of Covid 19.
The deceased was attacked by patrol officers who were enforcing the night time curfew. he had just hailed a motorbike rider at the tushauriane stage before the police pounced on him like lions , luckily the bodaboda rider was able to flew and save his dear life.
This killing comes after the Kianjokoma brothers murders in Embu that were also committed by the police, the police involved in those murders have already been arraigned in court. this case attracted a lot of attention from and even got the president involved.
In a statement the deceased spouse narrated that her husband called him at 12;30 hrs and indicated that he had been seriously assaulted by the police.
It is alleged that the he was left abandoned by the police at the site where he succumbed to his injuries.
Attempts to remove his body from the scene were met with fierce opposition with angry residents calling for swift action and that justice may be served to the family of the deceased.
Kenyans have noted that there has been an increase in case of police misconduct by the members of the police service. just recently the country was coming to terms with the news that a police corporal was killing her fellow officers.
When will it end? the extra judicial killings, the reckless endangerment of Kenyan lives by the police service and when will the police get held accountable for their actions? when will this trend end?