NASA protester shot in Nairobi
Police deployed in Nairobi to quell acts of lawlessness during NASA’s anti-IEBC demonstrations on Monday shot and injured one protester.
The youthful demonstrator was shot on the right leg along Uhuru Highway as protesters marched towards Anniversary Towers—the main seat for the IEBC.
Police claimed the man was shot as he attempted to snatch a mobile phone from one of the demonstrators.
Nairobi Police Commander Japheth Koome warned last week that acts of lawlessness will not be condoned during the protests.
Opposition leaders Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula before the demos began warned police against using live bullets while dealing with demonstrators.
Kibra MP Ken Okoth who was among MPs leading the demos condemned the shooting.
“The rogue elements within police shamelessly continue to adulterate its image. Police shooting unarmed protestors then proceeding to run over other. These are things that only happen in Afghanistan among other failed states. Too sad the rotten apples within the force are behaving like the NAZI militia in Hitler’s Germany,” he said.
NASA is currently leading demonstration countrywide to force IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba and the electoral agency’s commissioners accused of bungling the August 8 general election.
During last week’s demonstrations in Siaya, one person was shot dead.