Category: Over 50

James Mureithi Njeru (VAITE/MAPEI)

James Mureithi Njeru (VAITE/MAPEI)

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Collected and sold plastics

DATE OF INCIDENT

June 1, 2020 

LOCATION

Mathare, Nairobi

STATUS

Dead

A 51-year-old man, known by the community as Vaite was killed in Mathare 3c, around 7:40pm. Vaite was shot 3 times at close range, 2 bullets to his thigh and 1 to his lower abdomen. The police officers were alleging enforcing the curfew, but Vaite was a homeless man and would sleep by the roadside, at the same spot where he was shot. It is alleged that the police officers fled the scene after they shot Vaite, leaving him to bleed to death.

Vaite was well-known by the community, as he would collect and sell plastics during the day, and would sleep outside at night.  He was a university educated automotive engineer, who suffered a mental breakdown, 10 years ago, after him and his wife split up.

Soita

Soita

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male, 62

OCCUPATION

 

DATE OF INCIDENT

December 17th 2018

LOCATION

Trans Nzoia

STATUS

Dead

He was shot while in the company of others allegedly preventing police from arresting a suspect in a domestic dispute that was reported.

Abdia Omar

Abdia Omar

DEMOGRAPHICS

Female, 55

OCCUPATION

 

DATE OF INCIDENT

December 1st 2018

LOCATION

Mandera

STATUS

Dead

She was shot dead by police pursuing a man accused of selling drugs. Postmortem results revealed that the woman was shot at close range.

Wambui Muturi

Wambui Muturi

DEMOGRAPHICS

Female, 80

OCCUPATION

 

DATE OF INCIDENT

July 19th 2018

LOCATION

Muranga

STATUS

Dead

She was shot dead by police after she was involved in a kidnapping in Kiria village.

Joseph Wanjohi

Joseph Wanjohi

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male, 55

OCCUPATION

 

 

DATE OF INCIDENT

June 5th 2016

LOCATION

Kirinyaga

STATUS

Dead

Mr. Wanjohi was allegedly assaulted by police officer over unknown reasons. Taken to hospital and succumbed to the attacks

Bashir Jabane

Bashir Jabane

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male, 55

OCCUPATION

DATE OF INCIDENT

June 18th 2015

LOCATION

Mandera

STATUS

Missing

Arrested in Mandera town.

Swalehe Kombo Mvumbo

Swalehe Kombo Mvumbo

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male, 53

OCCUPATION

 

DATE OF INCIDENT

January 31st 2014

LOCATION

Mombasa

STATUS

Dead

Killed by unknown assailants while on his way home.

Said Salim Mwasalim

Said Salim Mwasalim

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male, 60

OCCUPATION

Madrassa Teacher

DATE OF INCIDENT

December 25th 2013

LOCATION

Mombasa

STATUS

Dead

He was shot dead at close range by three men on a motorbike. He was on his way home from the mosque in Mwamanga, Ukunda.

Benson Mwangi Waraga

Benson Mwangi Waraga

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male, 55

OCCUPATION

 Tailor

DATE OF INCIDENT

May 17th 2007

LOCATION

Nairobi

STATUS

Dead

Was arrested following a shootout incident near his shop. Was taken to Kamkunji Police station though there’s no record of him being held there. His kin found his body at Nairobi City Mortuary. They were told he was trying to escape custody and shot several times.