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Rigathi Gachagua Leads Night Protests as Police Shoot a Youth For Allegedly Protecting His Father

Mathira member of parliament, Rigathi Gachagua, led the residents of Ruguru in protesting the awful act where a police officer shot a young man for allegedly protecting his father from harassment.

According to reports, the youth sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Karatina district hospital where he was admitted under critical condition.

It is said that police officers stormed Gatunganga area at 7PM on Friday and started to enforce curfew orders. This is contrary to the president's directives which dictate that curfew rules should start at 10PM. They went ahead and started beating businessmen who were reluctant to close their shops. When they started to beat the father of the victim, the young man protested and went ahead to protect his dad from police brutality. It is at this point that the police opened fire and shot him.

Gachagua protested this action where he gave the government an ultimatum of three days to have dealt with the perpetrators of this brutality. He added that if the police officer who shot the youth will not be arraigned in court on Monday, he will lead demonstrations across the constituency and all roads will be blocked.

The lawmaker also called on the inspector general of police to do an overhaul of all the officers in Gatunganga police post. He noted that all the officers there need to be transferred because they have lost trust from wananchi.

Gachagua said that the officers have been extorting money from the locals. Others have been going to an extent of demanding sex from women. Rigathi asked president Uhuru Kenyatta to end the curfew orders because they only benefit police officers and not common citizens. He also alluded that this government has failed to protect Kenyans. Click here to watch video.

Cases of police brutality have been on the rise in the recent days. Some lives have been lost as police officers enforce curfew orders.

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Gatunganga Karatina Mathira Rigathi Gachagua Ruguru

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