Information reaching on our desk reveals that a man was shot dead by a police officer over facemask in Nandi. According to reports, a police had apprehended a man for not wearing a facemask.
A different person believed to be his friend tried to persuade and pleaded with the officer to release the man. However, his efforts were futile. This led to a scuffle between the officer and the man who tried to help the colleague.
It is then that the police pulled the trigger killing the man and fled from the scene. The alleged police has been identified as Onyango.
Following the incidents, residents took to street to picket over police’s brutality with some calling for the county government to take punitive actions against the officer.
Cases of police officers killing innocent Kenyans has been on the rise. Recently, a homeless person was killed for being in the streets past curfew hours.