Category: 35-50

Lazarus Tirop

Lazarus Tirop

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Cobbler

DATE OF INCIDENT

June 26, 2020 

LOCATION

Lessos, Nandi

STATUS

Dead

Lazarus Tirop was a 40 year old cobbler and a father of four. On July 6, 2020, according the news reports, police officers were harassing a boda boda for not wearing a mask. It is reported that Tirop intervened and protested the harassment when he was shot and killed. His death sparked community outrage and community members protested and set the OSC’s house ablaze.

Maurice Ochieng

Maurice Ochieng

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Carpenter

DATE OF INCIDENT

May 25, 2020 

LOCATION

Kisumu

STATUS

Dead

Maurice Ochieng died 5 days after being beaten up by police officers for not wearing a mask. He was originally detained at Maseno Police Post on May 20th, but was allegedly released after his condition worsened. On May 25th, Ochieng collapsed and was taken to the hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival. The family is waiting for the autopsy report in order to confirm the cause of death.

N.B. Officers confirmed that Ochieng was in their custody, but denied any involvement in his death. 

Vitalis Owino

Vitalis Owino

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Unknown 

DATE OF INCIDENT

May 5, 2020

LOCATION

Mathare, Nairobi

STATUS

Dead

Vitalis Owino, a 36-year-old man from Mradi area market in Mathare, left his house around 6pm to get some food for his family and use the public toilet facilities. For unclear reasons, police officers physically aassaulted Owino. Owino succumbed to his injuries. His body was found the next morning in Mradi area market. The body was taken to Muthiaga Police Station after residents blocked area police from picking it up.

George Abuti Wesonga

George Abuti Wesonga

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Unknown

DATE OF INCIDENT

April 8, 2020

LOCATION

Mumias, Kakamega 

STATUS

Dead

DCI released a statement on Twitter that confirmed the killing of 43-year-old George Abuti Wesonga. The statement read that on April 8, 2020, forensic intelligence lead the DCI team to the deceased’s home; the detectives asked Wesonga to surrender but he defied orders which prompted a shoot-out. Wesonga was fatally shot.

N.B. Missing Voices was unable to confirm the alleged circumstances of Wesonga’s death

Idris Mukolwe

Idris Mukolwe

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Tomato Vendor

DATE OF INCIDENT

April 7, 2020

LOCATION

Kakamega

STATUS

Dead

On April 7, 2020, Idris Mukolwe, a 45- year-old tomato vendor, died from suffocating on a tear gas canister. The tear gas canister was allegedly thrown by security officers who were enforcing the ban on trade in Mumias town. Witnesses interviewed by media claim that the tear gas canister exploded in Mukolwe’s face and he ran out of air and started suffocating. When his friends from the market tried to help him the police threw another canister at them forcing them to leave their friend alone.

DK

DK

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Unknown

DATE OF INCIDENT

April 6th, 2020

LOCATION

Nakuru

STATUS

Dead

DK was killed by alleged KWS officers under unclear circumstances

Peter Gacheru

Peter Gacheru

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Mitumba Business Man 

DATE OF INCIDENT

April 4, 2020

LOCATION

Kawangware, Nairobi

STATUS

Dead

On April 4th, 2020, Peter Gacheru, a 46-year-old mitumba business man, was found 15-minutes after curfew by police officers. It was reported that Gacheru was closing his shop when he was physically beaten with batons by police officers. Gacheru was found half-conscious and an ambulance took him to PCEA Kikuyu Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Ramadhan Juma

Ramadhan Juma

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Unknown

DATE OF INCIDENT

April 1, 2020 

LOCATION

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STATUS

Dead

According to reports, Ramadhan Juma went missing the night of April 1st.  His family was extremely worried especially since Juma had a mental health disability. They set up a search party the next day and found him with critical injuries at Kakamega County Referral Hospital. Juma succumbed to his injuries that morning. It is alleged that Juma’s injuries were the result of police brutality from implementing the curfew. The National Police Service is refuting the claims. Investigations are underway to confirm the circumstances that caused Juma’s death.

Hamisi Juma Kambiriwa

Hamisi Juma Kambiriwa

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Motorcycle Taxi Driver 

DATE OF INCIDENT

March 27, 2020

LOCATION

Kwale

STATUS

Dead

After dropping his client who was in labor at Mwahima Likoni Hospital, 49 year old Hamisi Juma Kambiriwa, a boda-boda operator, was on his way home with another passenger named Hassan Kitosha. Kitosha narrated to Standard Media how they encountered police officers who then hit Juma on the shoulder, this caused him to loose control of the vehicle and they ended up in a ditch filled with muddy water. The officers allegedly left Kitosha leave but they beat Juma with batons and gun butts. He arrived home at 8pm, severely injured, but was unable to go to the hospital because of the curfew. His family took him the next morning and he died on Sunday at Msambweni Hospital. IPOA released a statement saying it will be investigating the case.

Dan Fungututi

Dan Fungututi

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Unknown 

DATE OF INCIDENT

March 6, 2020

LOCATION

Miyanga, Bungoma

STATUS

Dead

The Standard Newspaper reported that on March 6th, 2020, Dan Fungututi was killed by a police officer at his home in Miyanga village in Bugoma county. It’s reported that Fungututi and his wife were having a domestic-dispute so his wife went to the police station to seek help. 3 police officers accompanied her back to her residence. The police office allege that Fungututi refused to open the door and then attacked a police officer with a spear. The police officer then fatally shot Fungutiti. Investigations are currently underway to confirm the narrative of the shooting.