Police blame criminals on death of 7 year old

Nairobi Police boss Japheth Koome addressing the media in Nairobi. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: The National police service has distanced itself from an incident in which a 7-year-old boy is alleged to have been shot dead by suspected police officers on Tuesday 28th in Pipeline Estate of Embakasi.

In a social media post on Tuesday, the Nairobi county police command refuted allegations that the Tassia AP camp in Embakasi where police who allegedly shot the 7-year-old Goeffery Mutinda are attached to exists.

“Nairobi Police County Command wishes to refute allegations that the Police were involved in a shooting incident in which a boy was sadly shot dead by unknown persons, possibly criminals.” Reads part of the statement.

The police have also said that the police were not conducting operations in the area on that day but were rather conducting operations in Donholm which is  5 kilometers away.

Eyewitnesses told journalists that the late Goeffery was shot as he was playing on the balcony of their apartment in Pipeline estate by police officers who were on a motorbike.

Eyewitnesses told journalists that they could identify the policeman who fired at the late Goeffery.

The statement comes a day after the Independent Policing Authority said they would be conducting investigations into the death of the 7-year-old.

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