In Summary
  • After Wizkid’s concert on Saturday, my cousin was walking out of KICC when he noticed an altercation.
  • He says it casually, like words that roll off his tongue often that he isn’t afraid to back up in the absence of a camera.
  • The policeman, who denies shooting the woman, has apparently recorded a statement, and relevant parties are meeting with IPOA to discuss this travesty.

The irony of this is that I had so many things to write about last week.

I wanted to talk about the ridiculousness going around my timeline when the two men who robbed and raped and violated a woman with foreign objects three years ago were sentenced to death.

Men were up in arms, saying silly things like it isn’t that serious and the crime isn’t commensurate to the punishment – all sorts of privilege-laden patriarchy-assisted trollop that should not be given the time of day before what I am about to write about.

Then I thought I was going to write about cholera, and how the whole nation just needs to stick to shaking hands with each other until the 300 plus cases of cholera are contained and listed and dealt with.

How so terrible that in 2017, diseases we’ve known about since 2014 to have regular outbreaks are still killing Kenyans, and we only pay attention when they leave so called ‘slumurbia’ and get to Karen and Weston Hotel.

How silly it is that no one is really delving into waste water management and sanitation in direct relation to cholera and its spread over the last few years.

But even that took a back seat. After Wizkid’s concert on Saturday, my cousin was walking out of KICC when he noticed an altercation.

Upon approaching the scene, he says he saw a policeman shoot someone in the front seat of a car. Shocked, he ran to video the now-fleeing officer to make sure he recorded a statement, or at least get his badge number or at least get his face on video.

This officer immediately turned defensive, he says, going as far as to tell my cousin that he would kill him. I, of course, was not there.

I don’t know what happened before or after the video was shot. All I have is the actual video. He chases the policeman with his friends, agitated, and even more so when the policeman threatens to kill him, saying, ‘Nitakuua.’

He says it casually, like words that roll off his tongue often that he isn’t afraid to back up in the absence of a camera.

The policeman has denied shooting the woman. He says in a report that a motorist who confronted him grabbed his gun by the muzzle and extended his hand to the trigger, firing the weapon. The police say they are investigating

We’ve all seen video of police shooting people with in broad daylight, in the middle of busy city streets and nothing happens to them. We’ve seen clips of what police were actually doing during the Westgate Mall attack. Commissions were formed and nothing happened to them.

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