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Kenyan student killed in Kibra gets special recognition by Arsenal

Arsenal honours Kenyan student who was a fan

Arsenal FC paying tribute to missing Cardiff City FC player Emiliano Sala (BBC)

Arsenal football club on Tuesday gave a special recognition to Carilton David Maina who was killed in Kibra last year by a police officer.

Maina, was featured in the London club’s matchday programme when the team faces off against Cardiff City at the Emirates stadium.


“Born in Africa’s biggest slum Kibera, Carilton excelled academically, winning a scholarship to study engineering in Leeds which enabled him to visit his beloved Emirates Stadium to see his heroes. “Maina” adored Arsenal and watched every match he could.

“He was also a talented player, recently a goalkeeper for Gor Mahia FC and was a TEDx presenter, role model, future leader, loved by all.

“Our thoughts are with Carilton’s family and friends,” read a part of the programme.

Carilton shot by AP after pleading for life

The 22-year old was shot dead by an Administration Police (AP) in December 2018 over unclear circumstances as he and his friends were coming from watching a football match.


Witnesses had explained that the deceased was shot in the stomach, chest and face as he crawled to his mother’s house after surrendering and pleading for his life.

Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) had stated that investigations into the murder had begun but no arrests had been made.

National Police Service (NPS) had noted that they would respect the orders that will be issued by IPOA.


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