Death Rocks Kisumu Chao’s

Death Rocks Kisumu Chao’s 

Following reports that three persons had been shot by police in the neighborhood, residents of Jua Kali, Kamas region, Kisumu county, took to the streets on Tuesday.

 

Alphonse Wambua, the police chief for Kisumu County, said they are looking into the matter.

 

Wambua added that although he had been told of a fatality, he still lacked more information.

According to Kisumu Resident Association chairman Audi Ogada, chaos broke out after police officers’ effort to halt a PSV van failed, causing them to fire tear gas and allegedly shoot live bullets at three bystanders, one of whom was injured and later pronounced dead at Aga Khan Hospital.

Ogada reported that two further shooting victims are still being treated for gunshot wounds at the Kisumu county hospital.

Death Rocks Kisumu Chao’s 

The locals demand that Kisumu Central Police Station denounce the shooting and declare that they will not tolerate the careless use of live ammunition.

The residents want Kisumu Central police station to condemn the alleged shootings, saying they won’t allow the reckless use of live bullets.

Ogada said two other victims of the shooting are still nursing gunshot wounds at the Kisumu county hospital.

 

County commander Alphonce Wambua confirmed that they had released some PSV vehicles that were held at the station, including the one that was pursued by his officers

Some residents stormed the police station and destroyed office windows but their attempt to torch a police car was thwarted by police who lobbed teargas and shot in the air to disperse the crowd.

Wambua stated that they are handling the situation and will respond right away.

 

The Aga Khan roundabout is currently congested with demonstrators, who have also set fire to nearby tires, making it impossible for cars, tuk tuks, or motorcycles to travel in the region.

 

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