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Are Nandi Residents Now Looking Up To Governor Mandago For Leadership After The Shooting Incident?

Tororey 06/26/2020

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. The murder incident at Lesos centre in Nandi Hills constituency, Nandi county where police officer shot unarmed civilian named Tirop over an altercation involving a mask has brought about controversial reactions from the residents.

The residents have condemned the incident and have called on the relevant agencies to prosecute the police officer who was implicated in the heinous act.

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While on a tour to the centre where the shooting took place, county women representative Dr Tecla Tour met irate residents who beseeched her to pass their disaffections to Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago, deputy president William Ruto and the area MP Alfred Keter. They deliberately failed to mention their county boss Stephen Sang, whom most of them have castigated over inept leadership and graft.

Tum condoled with the family of the deceased and called on Nandi locals to live in peace while at the same time cultivating good relationship with the law enforcers.

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Protests marred the centre, as residents demanded for justice to the deceased and his family. They allegedly burned down the house belonging to OCS.

It all began when a police officer apprehended a boda boda operator who did not put on a mask while at work. The deceased decided to rescue the culprit and in the process, an altercation ensued between him and the police officer. The officer fired at the intercepting man who fell down and bled to death.

More leaders and members of the public have also expressed their displeasure over the incident, and the recent rising cases of police brutality as exemplified by the aforementioned. They called on the law enforces to take action against the officer.

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According to Nandi senator Samson Kiprotich Cherargei in a Facebook post, the police would be arraigned in court today (Friday) to answer to charges of murder levelled against him.

Kenya has featured in regional and even global map over the rising cases of police brutality.

Source: opera.com
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