The late baby Samantha Pendo who recently died after allegedly being hit by a police officer on the head in Kisumu has been laid to rest.

The six-month-old infant passed on after sustaining a head fracture after she was reportedly clobbered by police officers who raided their home during post-election protests on August 11.

Thousands thronged the late Pendo’s parents’ home in Kisumu to bid her farewell as political leaders in the country mount pressure on police to explain why they had to ‘kill’ the innocent soul.

The casket bearing the remains of baby Pendo during her requiem mass in Kisumu on Friday.

The casket bearing the remains of baby Pendo during her requiem mass in Kisumu on Friday.

Her parents Lenzer Achieng and Joseph Abanja were also injured during the attack at their Nyalenda home.

Through family spokesperson Amos Pambu, Achieng, during Pendo’s requiem mass in Kisumu Friday called for speedy investigations into her death.

Earlier this week, Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o claimed six people were sexually molested by police, while 171 others were seriously injured during post-election protests in the county.

Senator-elect Fred Outa challenged Kisumu County Commissioner Maalim Mohammed to tell the public who killed Pendo.

“I want him to come and see the body of Pendo because he said there were no deaths in Kisumu,” Outa said.

 

He added: “We will defend our people at all cost. I want to tell the county security team led by Maalim that we are ready to stand with our people for the sake of justice. Let them come and wipe us all.”