Several people shot dead and two others seriously injured on Monday, May 15, during a confrontation between angry residents and police officers in Nambale, Busia County.

This was after a mob stormed Nambale Police Station over allegations that a vehicle that was being pursued by police knocked down a student, killing him instantly.

A 35-year-old boda boda rider died while undergoing treatment at Nambale Sub County Hospital after being shot during the clash with police officers.

Among the injured was a 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man who were left nursing injuries at Nambale Sub County Hospital.

A screen grab of residents watching as a car was burnt during protests in Nambale on May 15, 2023 after a form one student died in an accident.KENYANS.CO.KE

Nyumba Kumi representative Absolom Musa who was at the scene blamed the police for using excessive force that led to death and injuries.

“Police officers should protect lives but not to use live bullets when dealing with rioting citizens,” stated Absolom Musa.

Angry boda boda riders together with residents burned a private vehicle  

and a motorcycle during the fracas.

A form one student of Munami Secondary School died on spot after being knocked down by a speeding vehicle that was being trailed by the police, at Kisoko along the Mumias-Busia highway.

According to the father of the deceased, the form one student died in the accident after he was sent away from school for school fees.

“I was coming from job when I received the news of my son dying in the road accident. I was shocked but am only calling for government to intervene to ensure I get justice,” stated the father of the deceased.

The residents engaged police officers in running battles, blocking the road and paralysing transport along the busy highway for 5 hours.

Locals took the body of the deceased to Nambale Police Station while launching the complaint and blamed the officers for putting the lives of residents at risk while pursuing vehicles implicated in illegal deals along the highway. The body of the deceased was later moved to Nambale Sub County Hospital morgue.

The family called on Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki to intervene and transfer all the police officers at the station over laxity in their service delivery.

Busia County police commander Maxwell Nyaema did not comment on the matteras he didn’t respond to phone calls and texts.

By kenyans

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