Loss of Innocent Soul

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Mwiki Boy Shot to Death, Bullet Pierced Through the Heart

The preliminary report indicates the boy, who was caught up in the melee that had ensued during protests over the poor state of Kasarani-Mwiki road while going back home from work, was shot dead at close range.

The grief-stricken family members who witnessed the exercise on Tuesday alongside officers from the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) said the motive was clear that the killer cop did not want to spare Machurusi’s life.

The slain boy’s mother Esther Wangui has called for justice over what she describes as “unnecessary death” of her only son, for whom she had planned to hold a surprise party for managing to get a C plus in KCSE.

On Monday, Wangui during an interview with Capital News recounted her last moments with her last-born child.When she spoke to her son and promised to call later.

“ she told Capital News during an interview at her rental home in Sunton area, within Kasarani, ahead of a postmortem on Machurusi’s body on Tuesday at the City Mortuary.

Though fear-stricken, those who spoke to Capital FM News on January 16 said they can positively identify the police officer who pulled the trigger.

Machurusi is set to be laid to rest later this week within their maternal home in Molo, Nakuru County, according to the family.

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Timothy Omondi