Police enforcing the 7pm curfew cut-off directive in Kiamaiko, Kariobangi in Nairobi County are on the spot after they allegedly shot and fatally injured a 13-year-old boy, who was resting at the balcony of an apartment with his mother.
Yassin Hussein was killed by a stray bullet that lodged in his stomach.
The incident happened at around 7:20pm Monday (March 30), when the teenager’s father was watching 7pm news bulletin at a friend’s house, whereas the boy and his mother were seated at the balcony located on the Mahira Estate building’s third floor.
Others who were on the balcony, were the couple’s five other children.
“My wife was carrying our 1-year-old child, when police fired into our balcony,” said Yassin’s father, Hussein Moyo.
After the boy was shot, his father took him to Mama Lucy Hospital at around 8pm, where he was admitted to the intensive care unit, but succumbed to his injuries hours later.
The minor was taken for scans at 9pm, but was pronounced dead at 3am Tuesday, March 31.
According to the deceased’s father, the law enforcement officers fired two bullets into his balcony.
Hussein told K24 Digital that -- after the incident -- he went to file a police report at Huruma post, but the OCS wasn’t around, and, was, thus, instructed to return at a later time.
Police are yet to issue a formal statement on the boy’s death, as IPOA says it has taken up the matter, and will lodge a formal complaint against the rogue officers.