Month: August 2020

Unknown

Unknown

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Manual Worker 

DATE OF INCIDENT

August 23, 2020

LOCATION

Makadara Sub County, Nairobi

STATUS

Dead

On August 23, 2020, around 10pm, police officers from Industrial Police Station killed 8 men who all were manual workers from Nairobi’s Sinai slums.

Reports indicate that one of the deceased named Gakuru alias “Uncle”, contracted the 7 other men to help him load his lorry with goods. Moses Kafu, a 35-year old mason, was of the men that Gakuru contracted.

The 8 men loaded metals in the lorry for approximately 2 hours at Sihra Coffee Machinery go-down in Industrial Area. According to reports, at approximately 10pm officers from Lunga Lunga police post stormed in the building and shot and killed the 8 men.

Police justified their use of force by stating the men were engaging in a robbery and exchanged gunfire when the officers demanded them to surrender.

Residents from Sinai dispute this claim.

IPOA is currently investigating to establish if the police were justified in using lethal force.

N.B Missing Voices has not been able to verify the circumstances of the deaths

Abubakar Kalama

Abubakar Kalama

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Carpenter and Mechanic

DATE OF INCIDENT

August 13, 2020 

LOCATION

Mtongwe area, Mombasa

STATUS

Missing

Around 2am on August 13, 2020, unknown men with police uniforms came into Abubakar Kalama’s home. Witnesses reported that the police men ordered Kalama to surrender his phone and money, they then brutalized him and arrested him.

The family has searched police station, hospitals and morgues but they still have not been able to locate Kalama.

Obama

Obama

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Unknown 

DATE OF INCIDENT

August 3, 2020

LOCATION

Punga Villa, Mombassa

STATUS

Dead

At around 2:30pm on August 3, 2020, police in Mombassa killed a man named Obama at Pungu Villa in Shelly Beach. Police reports indicate that Obama was shot dead after a confrontation with police officers.

N.B. Missing Voices has not been able to verify the circumstances of the death.