Category: Shot Dead

Daniel Kibet

Daniel Kibet

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Unknown 

DATE OF INCIDENT

July 7, 2020

LOCATION

Mt Elgon, Bungoma

STATUS

Dead

On July 7, 2020, around 4pm, it is alleged that Daniel Kibet was collecting firewood for sale in Kipsigon in Mt Elgon, when he was shot by forest officers. He was rushed to the Bungoma Referrel Hospital, but he died on route.

Deputy county commissioner, Welsey Koech, confirmed the shooting and said that Kibet was shot during a confrontation between the forest officer and suspected loggers in the forest.

Daniel Kibet, 23 years old, was the father of two. He was described by his family as the breadwinner, and they are left wondering why he was shot and not arrested.

Unknown

Unknown

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Unknown 

DATE OF INCIDENT

July 5, 2020 

LOCATION

Kisii

STATUS

Dead

On July 6, 2020, a plice officer killed a trader at Rioma market in Marani, Kisii county, while selling sanitizers and masks. He was killed under unclear circumstances. His death caused protests and the community set ablaze the police station.

Cornelius Kipkogei

Cornelius Kipkogei

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Unknown

DATE OF INCIDENT

June 25, 2020

LOCATION

Lessos, Nandi

STATUS

Dead

It is alleged that the police shot this man after chaos/demonstration erupted after the killing of the 40 year old cobbler Lazarus Tirop, he was among other two who were also shot in the same area and time. Police originally claimed that Kogei had died after fallen from a flag post outside the police station. However,the post-mortem report shows he was shot 3 times.

Timothy Kipyego

Timothy Kipyego

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Plumber

DATE OF INCIDENT

June 25, 2020 

LOCATION

Lessos, Nandi

STATUS

Dead

It is alleged that the police shot this man after chaos/demonstration erupted after the killing of the 40 year old cobbler Lazarus Tirop, he was among other two who were also shot in the same area and time. The post-mortem report indicated that Chebwai was shot in the face.

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.

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.

Ramadhan Chitswa

Ramadhan Chitswa

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Child 

DATE OF INCIDENT

May 30, 2020 

LOCATION

Kibundani, Kwale

STATUS

Dead

6 year old, Ramadhan Chitswa, was killed when security officers raided their home in Kibundani, Kwale county. Police claim Ramadhan was used as human shield. Eye witnesses claim it’s the security officers who used the grenade and shot at the victims. Postmortem report revealed Ramadhan had grenade/shrapnel wounds and was shot four times.

Mohammed Rahma Mapenzi

Mohammed Rahma Mapenzi

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Unknown 

DATE OF INCIDENT

May 30, 2020 

LOCATION

Kwale

STATUS

Dead

42-years-old, Ramadhan Mohamed Chitswa, was killed when security officers raided his home in Kibundani, Kwale county. Police claim he threw a grenade at them and that he used his children as human shield. Eye witnesses claim it’s the security officers who used the grenade and shot at the victims. Postmortem report revealed Ramadhan was shot three times at the back of the head

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.

Elvis Emanuel Otemo

Elvis Emanuel Otemo

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Unknown

DATE OF INCIDENT

May 23, 2020 

LOCATION

Mashimoni, Nairobi

STATUS

Dead

On May 23, 2020, around 10:30pm, Elvis Emmanuel Stemo was found outside his home after curfew and was arrested, shot and killed. The post-mortem report stated his body showed signs of being hit by a blunt object; it also displayed two bullet wounds in the leg and one in the neck.