Bereaved mother looking for her missing son

"...He was going to buy food when the commotion started..."

According to dailies, the last time she saw 18-year-old Privel Ocheing' a form three student at Baba Dogo Secondary School was alongside two other dead bodies near Kasabuni supermarket.

" I have yet to identify his body. I came here early but I'm waiting for friends and relatives of other two boys before we can go in together."

Carol says that Privel who didn't even vote was on his way on Saturday night to buy chapati when a pandemonium ensued after Uhuru was declared the President.

"Immediately after Uhuru was declared the winner of the presidential race, commotion ensued. People were screaming and banging things in protest and we all got out. Ochieng had not yet returned from the shop."

Carol recalls that after hearing gunshots she moved out to the streets only for her neighbours who were fleeing to tell her that they had witnessed her son's shooting.

Reagan Onyango, a neighbour who was at the scene of the crime said that Ochieng has pushed into the crowd gathered near supermarket to enquire what was happening.

"The lights suddenly went off and the police began shooting. Confused, Ochieng' and two other boys were caught up in the crowd. On realising that it was the police, they went down on their knees and put their hands in the air as a sign of surrender," Regean reported.

Their pleas went unheard.

Reagan recounts the chilling incident of how Ochieng and the other two boys pleaded for their lives but the police still shot them down.

"I heard a gunshot and a scream. The first guy who was trying to run away fell. Then Ochieng" went on pleading. 'Afande please, niweke pingu unipelekee ndani, usiniuwe' (Officer, please handcuff and arrest me. Don't kill me.) Then I heard two gun shots."

Photos of the incident show the two lying on the ground with their arms still outstretched.


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