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Police deny killing 9-year-old girl in Mathare

Following the outrage by citizen's after the shooting of 9-year-old girl in Mathare. Nairobi County Police Commander, Japheth Koome, has stated that it was not the police but armed gangsters to blame.

"It was very unfortunate. My officers did not shoot the girl. They were trailing an armed gangster who was firing in all directions and ended up shooting the girl."

In a rather unorthodox press briefing in the streets in Monday morning, Mr Koome stated that duty of the men in blue was to ensure life and property are protected at all costs without fear or favour.


According to the aunt Jane Misori, the deceased, Stephanie Moraa, was playing in the balcony of their home when she suddenly fell and lay motionless with a gunshot wound in her chest.

"She was playing with other children on the balcony when she fell on the floor and laid motionless. She has a bullet hole in the chest."

According to Kenyans, a witness who displayed a spent catridge said police used live bullets to disperse demonstrators and ended up shooting Stephanie.

Koome claims the police had no shot anyone other than armed gangs claiming that they also have not sought for assistance from the army.

"We have only used firearms on armed gangs that have been attacking Nairobi residents."


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