Family of stray bullet victim calls for justice

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 19 Nov, 2021 14:14 | 2 mins read
Robbery with violence is a serious crime according to Kenyan law. PHOTO/Courtesy
Robbery with violence is a serious crime according to Kenyan law. PHOTO/Courtesy

The family of James Nungu Nziva who was shot dead by a stray bullet on Juja road has continued to call for justice for their loved one.

The family will on Friday November 19, 2021 hold a solemn procession of James Nungu near St Teresa Mlango Kubwa. The deceased widow says her husband was a good man and had not stolen anyone’s property for him to be killed.

“On that fateful day I had just called him to pick our child from school. After few minutes it was then that I was told he has been shot dead. He had not stolen anyone’s property. Even if it is a thief, why did they not take him to the police station and present him to the court?” the widow lamented.

“We need justice for our Lovely one,” she continued.

Protests have been held in the area since the day he was killed. Residents in the area have raised complains of extra Judicial killings.

“Day in day out people are being killed without any reason. If a person has done any mistake, let them be taken to the court for sentencing," an angry resident said.

Speaking to K24 Digital, the OCPD Pangani Julius Kiragu called on the residents to be calm as the Independent Policing and Oversight Authority (IPOA) and DCI have commenced investigations into the killing which has now put the police service yet again on the spot over reckless shootings.

“I understand that today they are holding a solem mass. The DCI and IPOA took over to continue with the investigations. They should remain calm as they will get the justice after investigations are done,” Kiragu said.

Nziva died after being hit by a stray bullet allegedly fired by an officer who was after an offender who had snatched a mobile phone.

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