Leaders Demand Probe on Minor’s Shooting
Mwala Member of Parliament Vincent Musyoka has called on the inspector general of Police Joseph Boinet to fast track investigations into the killing of seven years old Geoffrey Mutinda at Nairobi’s Pipeline Estate on Tuesday.
The deceased was allegedly shot and killed by police officers riding on a motorcycle.
Speaking while condoling with the parents and relatives of the deceased in Mwala on Wednesday, the MP said as the representative of the boy, he would work tirelessly to see justice is done for the family of the deceased.
“The family’s position is that everyone is a suspect. According to the information they have given me and the media too, it is that one person in a group of 5 passenger motorbikes, with its occupants in civilian wear that shot the boy,” said the MP.
He said the same bullet also injured an expectant mother in the leg.
The woman is hospitalized in Machakos and expected to deliver through caesarian section to give way to operations for the removal of the bullet. He added that there were no demos in the area, when the incident happened hence the need for keen investigations.
The MP demanded investigations, and especially now that the bullet is still lodged in the victim, there was evidence that can lead to the arrest of the culprits.
Musyoka said the responsibility of security is in the hands of police and they should bring to book the perpetrators.
The seven year old boy’s family comes from Maweli area of Mwala sub-county where burial arrangements are going on.
By Joseph Kamolo