10 GSU Officers Record Statements Over Shooting of Man At Uhuru Kenyatta's Rally in Isiolo

  • 10 police officers have been summoned and recorded statements regarding an incident in which a man was shot dead after President Uhuru Kenyatta's rally.

    The officers attached to the General Service Unit (GSU) were questioned and their firearms taken away in investigations surrounding the shooting that took place on Saturday.

    The man identified as Ibrahim Mohammed, a supporter of Jubilee gubernatorial aspirant Abdul Bahari, was reported to have been shot during a peaceful political procession in Isiolo where Jubilee party members were having a roadshow.

    Confirming the summons, Isiolo County Commissioner George Natembeya stated that investigations into the incident had started.

    He explained that cartridges had been collected from the scene of the incident which would help establish whether the officers were involved in the shooting.

    In their defence, the GSU officers denied any involvement insisting that they were clearing the road after supporters of various candidates engaged each other during Kenyatta's tour of the region.

    On his part, the gubernatorial aspirant claimed that the incident happened when he and his team including Isiolo North Member of Parliament Joseph Samal, Senator aspirant Mohammed Liban and Woman Representative aspirant Rehema Jaldesa, were addressing their supporters during a peaceful procession.

    The incident caused tension in the town with angry supporters barricading the Isiolo-Marsabit road with stones while threatening to take matters into their own hands if the government failed to arrest the officer involved.

    MP Samal and Bahari have also recorded statements regarding the shooting.

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