Category: Beaten

Spencer Thuranira

Spencer Thuranira

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Student 

DATE OF INCIDENT

September 2020 

LOCATION

Antuathama Village, Meru

STATUS

Dead

In September 2020, Spencer Thuranira was on his way to pick up medicine for his mother when he encountered a roadblock at Modern two area. According to statements, Spencer was hit on his head several times by police officers. Spencer later died. Government Pathologist, Johansen Oduor at the Nyambene Sub-county Hospital mortuary, said Spencer’s cause of death washed injury due to blunt trauma.

Spencer was 19 years old and had just finished secondary school where he scored a B +. Spencer’s dream was to become an engineer.

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. 

Abdallah Mohammed

Abdallah Mohammed

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Unknown

DATE OF INCIDENT

May 10, 2020 

LOCATION

Tezo Roka, Kilifi 

STATUS

Dead

Abdallah Mohammed was allegedly arrested by the police in Tezo Roka, Kilifi for violating the curfew regulations. It is claimed that the officer assaulted him before being released. Abdallah died while receiving treatment in a nearby clinic.

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.

Maurice Otunga

Maurice Otunga

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Unknown 

DATE OF INCIDENT

April 13, 2020 

LOCATION

Khayenga, Kakamega County

STATUS

Dead

Mzee Maurice, a mentally disbaled individual, was attacked by police officers after he was found outside past the curfew hours. He was rushed to hospital the following morning after his sister-in-law found him by the roadside. He passed away on reaching the hospital

Kennedy Wanyoyi

Kennedy Wanyoyi

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Unknown

DATE OF INCIDENT

April 11, 2020 

LOCATION

Koromboi, Kajiado

STATUS

Dead

Agnes Saiya, the area chief stormed into Kennedy’s house accompanied by a gang of about 20 maasai morans all armed with pistols, pangas, rungus and sticks. They beat up Kennedy demanding that he produce the chang’aa he has been hiding. There was no chang’aa in the house and his cries of help alerted the neighbours who came to his aide. They were also attacked by the morans. The chief then called police officers from Isinya police station requesting that Kennedy be brought in. A request the area OCS declined and he ordered that Kennedy be taken to a medical facility first. All the injured were taken to Galaxy hospital where they were not treated due to lack of funds. Kennedy passed away while at Galaxy.

John Muuo Muli

John Muuo Muli

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Carwasher

DATE OF INCIDENT

April 5th, 2020 

LOCATION

Nairobi

STATUS

Dead

On April 5, 2020, John Muuo Muli, a 27-year-old carwash attendant in Ruai, was found by police officers after curfew and the police officers severely beat Muli. According to media reports, Muli’s brother could not take him to the hospital that night because they feared further police harasment. The next morning, Muli went to Mama Lucy Kikabi Hospital and succumbed to his injuries. According to the post-mortem, Muli’s intenstines had been raptured as a result of the police beating.

Anthony Njehu

Anthony Njehu

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male 

OCCUPATION

Boda Boda Operator and Livestock Breeder

DATE OF INCIDENT

April 5, 2020 

LOCATION

Kiamiako, Nairobi

STATUS

Dead

Anthony Njehu’s family and friends shared that he liked to spend his time with his friends in Kiamaiko watching football, and catching up on political affairs. He loved Reggae music and bike riding. He also talked passionately about the young people’s struggles against poverty and political marginalisation. His community friends from Matagaldo in Kiamaiko, shared that he was a member to a group that reared pigs and chicken as a communal business.

On 5th April 2020, Anthony was abducted by people in civilian clothing, carrying guns and handcuffs. Anthony’s body was found 14days later  at Kijabe Mortuary. Records at the morgue indicated that he had been dropped by an unknown person and registered as an unknown person. The postmortem report revealed that he had died as a result of torture. The doctor indicated in his report report that he suspected the result of his death as murder.

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.

Erick Ng’ethe

Erick Ng’ethe

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Bar Accountant

DATE OF INCIDENT

April 1, 2020 

LOCATION

Diani, Kwale

STATUS

Dead

Erick Ng’ethe was a 23-year-old, who came from a large family where he was the 15th born. Ng’ethe worked as an accountant for the Nile Pub and Restaurant in Diani and had missed a few days of work during the first week of the curfew. On April 1st, he was not in a financial position to miss any more days so he proceeded to go to work. MUHURI reported that around 9pm, police officers attempted to raid the bar but main door was locked. The officers broke part of the roof and lobbed tear gas canisters inside forcing Ng’ethe to open the door. The police began physically assaulting customers who were inside. Ng’ethe was chocking on tear gas, crawling on the floor when an officer pounded his head with a club.  The police officers took him with them when they left. According to sources, upon realising Ng’ethe had succumbed to his injuries the police officers attempted to drop his body back at Nile Pub, but they found it was locked. They proceeded to drop it off at Kwale Morgue. When MUHURI accompanied the family members to the morgue they discovered his body with blood all over it and a great depression in the back of his head. Police officers had booked him under “unknown” and stated they found his body on the road. However, this narrative has been refuted by many witnesses. The case is currently under investigation.