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Police on the Spot as Another Man is Shot Dead For Allegedly Not Wearing a Mask

Another man has reportedly been shot dead by a police officer enforcing the COVID-19 guidelines in Malaba, Busia County.

According to a media report, an officer shot and killed a man for not wearing a facemask, which is one of the measures that were set up by the government through the Ministry of Health to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

In graphic photos shared on social media on Friday night, the body of a lifeless man was seen on the bed with other people standing beside the bed.

"GRAPHIC! Police in Malaba have shot and killed a young innocent man for not wearing a mask," the source captioned the photos.

This is not the first case of the police shooting Kenyans for not obeying the COVID-19 containment measures, particularly not wearing a face mask.

Back in June, another man was also allegedly shot dead by police for not wearing a face mask.

On 25 June, police in Lessos, Nandi County engaged in running battles with residents after officers were accused of shooting a disabled man for not wearing the mask.

Angry residents said the PWD was shot three times, killing him on spot under unclear circumstances. They said the man was working as a cobbler in Lessos trading centre with no other livelihood, adding that he was maybe not able to afford a face mask. 

Residents later engaged with officers in a running battle as police tried to calm then down. They even one of a senior officer's house on fire.

Meanwhile, police have not broken the silence over the alleged shooting in Malaba. It remains unclear whether the face mask was the main cause of the shooting or other criminal activities.

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