The mother of a 24-year-old woman, who was shot and seriously injured by police officers in Kakamega County, last evening, 3rd April, has urged the government to ensure that justice is done for her daughter.
The woman, whose name was not disclosed, said that she was unable to raise money to pay for her’s daughter’s treatment for the injuries she suffered. The victim’s name was also not disclosed.
Kakamega County Police Commander Bernard Muli explained that his officers were dispersing defiant traders after the market was closed when a scuffle occurred.
“She was one of the hawkers who were trying to carry on with their business. Police were forced to use teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the furious stone-throwing crowd.”
The police boss said that the victim was in stable condition, as she was only hit by rubber bullets and injured on her hip and right hand.
She was admitted to St Mary’s Mission Hospital – Mumias.
A medical officer said: “She was wounded on her hip and her right hand, but the bullet did not penetrate. She is stable but there is a need for further management of the injuries.”