Former Nairobi governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko has offered to award Sh400,000 to any police officer that will eliminate the gang that gouged out the eyes of a three-year-old boy in Kisii.
Junior Sagini, had gone to fetch water on Thursday evening from a nearby spring in the company of other children but did not return home with the rest last Thursday evening.
The children who were with Sagini say that while on the way to the river, the three-year-old suddenly threw his jerrican and started running away. When the other children got home with their jerrycans full of water, they informed Sagini’s grandmother what had happened.
The granny went to the spring searching for her grandson, but he was nowhere to be seen.
“We tried to look for him but all our efforts proved futile. The following day, his elder brother who had gone to cut grass for the cows pounced on him in a maize plantation and he came home panting to inform us. We rushed to the scene and found the boy writhing in pain and his eyes gouged out,” said her grandmother.
With the by having been declared officially blind by doctors, Sonko now wants the gang suspected to have gouged off his eyes to be killed. In addition, Sonko offered Sh200,000 to any member of the public who would offer police leads and assist in tracking the gang.
“I have really been saddened by this sad incident and hereby offer Ksh400,000 to any police officer who will terminate the members of this notorious gang,” Sonko declared on his Facebook page.
The former governor has also declared that he will offer lawyers to defend the officers who kill the gang in case the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) goes after them.
“I will still offer to stand with the officers that will track and eliminate the gang of criminals,” he stated.