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Kayole residents demonstrate after police kill a Boda Boda rider

Kayole residents have joined hands to protest after police officers on patrol allegedly killed a 38-year-old man while implementing COVID-19 guidelines.

John Kiiru, a Boda Boda rider, was allegedly beaten to death for disobeying the 10 pm to 4 am curfew.

According to residents, Kiiru was attacked yesterday by the officers at Tushauriane while on his way home.

Locals said the rider of the motorbike that he was aboard managed to run away.

The officers, however, went after him, beat and left him for dead.

He passed away few meters away due to the wounds sustained.

The deceased’s wife, Esther Wanjiru said Kiiru called her at 12:30 am on today.

He told her that police had assaulted him.

Wanjiru confirmed she did not hear from her husband again.

Kiiru’s body was found lying at the site of assault today morning.

Residents assembled, lit bonfires and blocked roads protesting for justice.

Some individuals were attacked and robbed in the process.

Kiiru’s body was later removed from the scene.

Nairobi police commander Augustine Nthumbi affirmed that investigations will be launched regarding the matter and necessary action taken.

“There is no need to cause more trouble. It will be addressed,” he said.

By Everlyne Bosibori

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