Two men were shot dead after the opposition’s anti-government protests in Kisumu turned violent on Monday, March 27, 2023,
The deceased said to be in their 20s were shot separately in two different spots — Nyalenda and Kondole.
According to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital CEO George Rae, one of the bodies of the protestors was taken to the facility’s mortuary.
Rae noted that the body of the unknown man was brought to the morgue on Monday afternoon.
“I want to confirm that so far one person who was shot dead was brought to our facility’s mortuary by the police before they left. The unidentified man is in his early twenties,” he said.
The Independent Policing Oversight Committee (IPOA) has so far confirmed one of the deaths.
“The Authority has noted and taken up four matters for investigations which will seek to establish the level of police compliance with Article 244 of the Constitution, the Public Order Act and any other laws related to public management and the use of force,” said IPOA in a statement released this evening.
“The Authority strongly calls upon the police to abide by the law in exercising their constitutional function of protection of life and property in line with the National Police Service Act, Section 24 (d).”