Postmortem Reveals Disturbing Details of Girl Shot in Mathare
Her heart was raptured by the bullet
The Standard Four girl at identified as Stephanie Moraa was shot while playing on the balcony of their house.
The autopsy conducted at Chiromo Mortuary revealed that Moraa was hit by a high-velocity bullet fired from a long distance.
The postmortem indicated that the bullet entered through the left side of the chest, broke a rib and raptured the heart and lungs and then exited through the right side of the back.
The autopsy was done by Dr. Dorothy Njeru for the government and Professor Emily Rogena for the family
Police have been in the spot for using excessive force when riots started in Kibera, Mathare and some parts of Kisumu.
Commenting on matter Nairobi County Police Commander Japheth Koome mentioned that Moraa was shot while police were chasing armed criminals disguised as protesters.
Mr. Koome added that police had launched an investigation following the unfortunate incident.
However, he reiterated that police officers were using force only when necessary.
“I’m aware of 10 people and those who died from police bullets were criminals and the excessive use of force was necessary because they were armed,” Koome said during a press briefing in Nairobi.
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