Category: Anti-crime Operations

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.

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.

Unknown

Unknown

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Unknown

DATE OF INCIDENT

June 24, 2020 

LOCATION

Embu

STATUS

Dead

On June 24, 2020, Police in Embu shot and killed a man for allegedly stealing a car tyre.

N.B. Missing Voices has not been able to verify the circumstances that lead up to his death

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.

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. 

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.

Unknown

Unknown

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male 

OCCUPATION

Unknown 

DATE OF INCIDENT

May 23, 2020 

LOCATION

Mshomoroni, Mombassa

STATUS

Dead

Police shot and killed one suspected member of Wakali Kwanza gang in Mshomoroni, Junda. The officers say four others managed to escape with bullet wounds.

N.B. Missing Voices has not been able to verify the circumstances of the death

Unknown

Unknown

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

Unknown 

DATE OF INCIDENT

May 20, 2020 

LOCATION

Shauri Moyo, Nairobi

STATUS

Dead

Around 12pm, on May 20th, 2020, Ramathan Mwangangi was shot dead alongside his friend – who is yet to be identified. They were killed in Shauri Moyo near the Catholic Church. It is alleged they were killed for being suspected criminals.

Ramathan Mwangangi

Ramathan Mwangangi

DEMOGRAPHICS

Male

OCCUPATION

 House Matts Vendor

DATE OF INCIDENT

May 20, 2020 

LOCATION

Shauri Moyo, Nairobi

STATUS

Dead

Around 12pm, on May 20th, 2020, Ramathan Mwangangi was shot dead alongside his friend – who is yet to be identified. They were killed in Shauri Moyo near the Catholic Church. It is alleged they were killed for being suspected criminals.