14-Year-Old Boy Shot in Land Row

  • A file image of gun and bullets
    A file image of gun and bullets
  • A 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg by police officers who had stormed a village in Moi Ndabi, Naivasha to quell chaos.

    Two warring groups are said to have engaged in a fight over land prompting police officers to be called to the scene to restore peace.

    A section of the residents accused the police of taking sides in the fight, and only meting out punishment on one group, injuring most of them.

    A police vehicle at a scene of a crime
    A police vehicle at a scene of a crime

    Purity Thatia stated that her son was shot in the leg by officers who stormed their home in an attempt to arrest his husband.

    "They beat up my family members, shot my son in the leg and only fled when members of the public intervened," Thatia narrated.

    The 14-year-old has since been taken to the Naivasha Sub-county hospital.

    At the same time, six other individuals are nursing wounds they sustained from the scuffle.

    Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru has since denied knowledge of the incident.

    The incident came days after Amnesty International Kenya, International Justice Mission Kenya, Haki Africa, and the Kituo cha Sheria filed a petition asking for monetary compensation for five victims of brutality.

    The groups sued the inspector general of police, the minister in charge of security, and the Attorney General.

    They accused them of failing to uphold their mandate while enforcing curfew leading to loss of lives, injuries, and looting of businesses.

    A Police Station in Lamu county
    A Police Station in Mombasa County
    The Standard