Category: Nairobi

Moses Kafu

Moses Kafu

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Mason

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

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

Gakuru alias “Uncle”

Gakuru alias “Uncle”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Benard Mueti (Vaite)

Benard Mueti (Vaite)

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Unknown

DATE OF INCIDENT

May 26, 2020 

LOCATION

Shauri Moyo, Nairobi

STATUS

Dead

On May 26, 2020, around 11:00am, Benard Mueti aka Vaite, a street kid, was allegedly shot dead by a police officer. The incident took place in Kitui village in Shauri Moyo. Witnesses state that police officers shot him from behind and at close range.