Category: Busia

Ezekiel Oduor Okiru

Ezekiel Oduor Okiru

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Vehicle Cleaner 

DATE OF INCIDENT

November 27, 2020

LOCATION

Malaba, Busia

STATUS

Dead

20-year old Ezekiel Oduor Okiru was fatally shot by police officers, on November 27th. He was allegedly shot for not wearing a mask. Okiru let his home around 7pm, to close the car wash he worked at in Malaba town. On his way, he was shot by an officer, for allegedly defying an order to stop. Oduor died at Kocholia dispensary while waiting for an ambulance to take him to a hospital.

Protests in Malaba town erupted after Oduor’s killing as residents demanded answers for Oduor’s death and accountability within the National Police Service.

Ezekiel Oduor Okiru’s mother described Oduor as a bright student who had enrolled in Kolanya Boys’ High School, but after learning was suspended because of COVID-19 he began washing vehicles.

Vincent Ekwenye

Vincent Ekwenye

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male, 16

OCCUPATION

 

DATE OF INCIDENT

December 3rd 2015

LOCATION

Busia

STATUS

Dead

Vincent was near the Moding Trading Center where the residents were in a riot against police searching their shops for counterfeit goods. He was shot in the riot.