44 thoughts on “KENYA POLICE CAUGHT ON TAPE SHOOTING KIDS

  1. Kenyans no longer have rights. These two young men were demonstrating just like it was done those days during second liberation. Tey are not armed, the life of the officer is not at risk, why is he shooting? Is the country at war with it’s citizens? Government spokesman should just tell the country the truth.
    This is barbaric and did not even happen in the eighties and nineties when we thought authoritarian rule was in place.
    Pole sana Wenzangu.

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  2. Personally, I would call of these mass demonstrations. Kenya is not operating at level of maturity. I respect and demand the democratic right of all Kenyans to speak and be heard. We should be allowed to demonstrate peacefully. However, these have been banned. The head of police has said that the officers doing the shooting have disobeyed orders. Clearly, people are still being shot (today the toll is between 4 and 7), especially children. Little children, innocents, who have done nothing wrong except be caught in a wrong place and receive a bullet.

    I find it ironic that our leaders can hug and laugh with each other during Parliament but allow people to die in the street. I am proud to be Kenyans but it is moments like this when I bow my head in shame. WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS!

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  3. why is everybody refering to the hon mp of othaya as president./?????please he is illegaly appointed we AND THE WHOLE WORLD all know that . Why lie you are commiting a crime to call him president. he will have to step down——- so i can vote him in ligit . FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE IN OUR COUNTRY I URGE HIM TO STEP DOWN and stop the killing fields of Eldi ,kisum cty, kibich and mathare.

    ciru

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  4. In kenya today you do not expect the government to charge itself. So as always the case the policeman go with impunity. This is what we are talking about Kenyans – justice for all. Equality and mercy for all. Until we do that then we are still in problems. By now if our government had nothing to do with it, they do not be denying this clear black and white evidence – TV film is enough to press charges, let them not cheat us. If it not enough then we need to change the law. Right now the govt should have apprehended the policeman and strip his police badge and ready to institute legal justice – but as always is the case in our countries- nothing. Absurd -Chege

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  5. Oh My God! Don’t people have hearts!! What happened to our freedom and rights as Kenyan Citizens? We are losing our brothers, sisters,mothers, fathers, children and our Loved relatives. The politicians are enjoying hot meals and time with their families while we suffer in pain and hunger. Lets pray for our Country and the greedy ones ….. Only God Knows.

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  6. Edward, tell me again why Kibaki should be held accountable when ODM/Raila are the ones who keep calling for these rallies??? They’ve seen in the past when they called for protests what happened. People got killed. So when they call for more ummm why would they expect any different? Rigging or no rigging . . . ODM calling for these protest is the root cause for people dying. Completely mindless. And yes, the cop doing the shooting should be charged for killing an unarmed person.

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  7. Dear Lucy:

    The attached article appears to confirm eye witness accounts of Ugandan Military personnel in Kenya. Most Kenyans do not need to identify their tribes via identity cards. Museveni’s army has come to do to Kenya want they completed in the Rwanda genocide. It appears they have been bought by interim President Mwai Kibaki.

    “Hospital staff at the Homa Bay intensive care unit stated that, police chasing protesters threw teargas canisters into the district hospital while in Eldoret, a similar police attack was mounted against Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.
    Thick teargas smoke wafted through wards and offices at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, choking patients.
    A contingent of the GSU also opened fire from G3 rifles, sending over 500 patients, nurses, doctors and members of staff into panic.
    Nurses and security staff also said the invading force was in GSU uniform but they did not communicate in Kiswahili and were also asking staff to identify their tribes.”

    The International community should investigate the use of a foreign militia on Kenyan soil. Is this a peacekeeping East African force? who decided? This move is very disturbing and Kenyans should brace for an invasion from Uganda and begin acting against the Ugandan government and its assets.

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  8. This is typical Kenyan police attitude. They parade like they are invincible and have been doing so for years. Kenyan population needs to arm themselves to avoid this reckless murders by the police. If the government forces cannot protect us, then who will.

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  9. I totally agree with Annette Nafula about the policemen who threw tear gas into the hospital were militia from Uganda, they dont even speak swahili.

    Museveni and Kibaki have to answer for this, and the world should look into this keenl.

    “THIS GOES TO THE SO CALLED PRESIDENT OF TWO TRIBES…………….

    KIBAKI WE ARE TIRED OF YOU AND YOUR SO CALLED GOVERNMENT.

    WE CHOOSE RAILA NOT YOU, SO IF YOU ARE A GENTLEMAN THEN STEP DOWN, WHY DO YOU WANT TO SPOIL YOUR CV BESIDES WE NI MZEE SANA.

    SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MWIZI MWIZI”

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  10. That policeman should be charged for shooting for no other reason but to kill, this is so unbelievable. Is he from Uganda? What the hell was he thinking of ?

    this are the moments one wishes they could be like in stero in a jet lee movie and chapaa that police some kungfu to hell.

    This is serious

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  11. That is effing deplorable. He really ought to be punished for that. He really must be punished – caught on camera and all – was he showing off? Why, oh why would he shoot unarmed people? Why? Is it some sort of power trip he was on? Is it some power trip they are all on at this time? trying to prove what point? I’m disgusted. I bet that doesn’t matter to the stupidos….. Raila, Kibaki MUST do something. That is just so not on. Not acceptable.

    Rant over….. for now. Jeeez!

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  12. This thing of killing the innocent is getting out of hand, and yet we protest for a presidential re-run, if they keep shooting and killing innocent people like they are then who will be there to vote?

    This has got to stop

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  13. from today’s Nation:

    “Mr Kiraithe said that investigations into the alleged brutal killing of a man by an officer in Kisumu had been initiated though the officer had not been sacked.”

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  14. Joseph,

    Giving credit where it is due, i.e. you have a great blog going on here, and i say this after visiting quite a number.
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK, I will do my share and spread the message…

    Back to th issue of the clip, I really have no words….

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  15. I believe we are getting worked up on who the real culprits are. Kibaki is not holding a gun. Raila called for demonstrations knowing very well what will happen. The idea is to criple the economy to attain personal selfish ends. The courts exist and we must respect our institutions. The policeman should be charged but dont lay blame on the wrong person. The root cause is blind ambition without regard to any consequence to wananchi. We must respect the law and use teh proper avenues.

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  16. Brothers and sisters, The shooting clip is definitely deceiving . The police could not have shot those 2 men. check the clip again – where the man in black collapses again- the police was shooting way above those 2 men and the gun was pointing upwards. I request we let lawenforcers do their work .

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  17. Guys…we can try and justify the clip and who is right or wrong till the cows come home. The bottom line is that men, women and children, all who are Kenyans have been killed, maimed and displaced! That is the reality. We should ALL of us COLLECTIVELY stop and think what WE are doing to OUR COUNTRY! Stop the violence whoever is perpetrating it, then we can look back and decide what it is we want for our country. Killing your brother or burning their house will not remove Kibaki out of state house. Think as a commoner and Kenyan. Raila and KIbaki think ABOUT THEMSELVES ONLY!! That….my brothers and sisters, is the reality

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  18. am very surprised that mass action has led the ‘government of kibaki’ to these extend. just goes to show that its actually his government and not that of kenyans. nway, even if the opposition doesnt succeed to make kibaki step down, the tears, blood and prayers of kenyans including his tribes men will get God’s ultimate answer. history will also be very harsh to him. power is relative to how you control and it will never be absolute since it eventually comes to an end.

    shame, shame, shame on you kibaki and your INSECURITY forces.

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  19. What the policeman did was very correct, this idiots should not have been in the streets in the first place. That guy who was shot is just another thug who got what was coming to him all along. One thug down a more better country. Let Raila demonstrate if he feels the vote was rigged.

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  20. THIS IS AFRICA , WHAT RIGHT , WHAT JUSTICE ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? COUPLE ‘SHILLINGS” is all it takes to buy out kenyan officers!! ITS SAD but WELCOME OR AS THE KENYANS SAY, KARIBU TO KENYA!!

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  21. Police men are doing there work..if u saw what this guy was doing ..infact he was not a kid..this a grown up only that he was doing kiddish stuff..police had to stop his behaviour while seriouse matters were to be taken care off… HE WAS TOO MUCH…

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  22. mr kibaki, mr kivuitu and whoevere did the rigging during the elections are to blame for all the lives and destruction that has jhappened in kenya. They all falied to do the rioght thing that they were supposssed to do. there is no excuse like being pressured we all make choices and everyome who is responsible will be held responsible . eirher way this will weigh on their conscience fprever and history will judge them very harshly not rembembering too that God has heard and seen all that has happened

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  23. This has all spiraled downwards too fast to make any sense…PRAY PRAY AND PRAY thats all that makes any sense it is out of our unable hands, there is no communication btn power hungry men….PRAY!!!

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  24. Is this the first time there are demostrations in Kenya? No, but if not had it ever happened that the kenyan police shot the kids or innocent people? no. But now the issue in question why now. These methods are not of true kenyan policemen or army. Kenyans have never experienced this kind of violence as it’s nieghbour Uganda. Please let people not ignore the presence of ugandan militia in Kenyan. They are there to carry out orders from high circles from Uganda via kenya. Why do u think both Odinga and kibaki aren’t giving up. Kibalki nows that he has betrayed his fellow country men by accepting musevenis orders and methods so there is no turning back for he has to impress museveni if he has to permanently hold on power. On the hand Odinga also can not just give up b’se he knows his fate and those of his country men by allowing kibaki whom he knows has conived with museveni. He knows should give up, then it means museveni tyranic way of rule will prevail. Wait a moment. Should kibaki rule, museveni will use his to continue killing people in pretex of rebels just as he has continued killg people in the north while belaming on Konyi, yet it is his men in disguise of being rebels. Has someone ever asked him/herself as to why Konyi an Achoi could do what is being done to people in the north( fellow acholis in the name of toppling Museveni, No no no no and no, he can’t do that. I wish l could elabrate more but then my identity could be jeopardised.
    Musevenins rebels are in kenya and that will be blamed on odinga. The good hide out for his rebels is Mt Elgon, which he has good control of

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  25. mwakenya is bad of mungiki thats why he is happy about the shoting.the policeman is wanted and he will face same bullet,in the cells or out before 2012.days numbered

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  26. kenyans are tired of kibaki.he is using any means to be the president,but he will not step the six provinces that he lost unless with enough commandos to protect himself.a thief is a thief.

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  27. Just a keen observation, Kenya is a prosperous country but whose rights are really breached? The poor..Only the poor kid is on the streets, only them are harassed by police.. The rich are hardly affected maybe their businesses. How many of the rich stand of for the poor?
    Kenya is 2 countries. One for the rich and another for the poor. who is going to fight for our rights? The rights of the poor..the youth on the streets?

    As Kenyans we need to demand some action..and as Kenyatta said.. Tunataka kuona vitendo. Action against the police..the Ministers for security, the Minister who shut down the media, the politicians who fund some youths and give hate speeches.
    Its time people were made responsible for their mess. Starting with Kibaki

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  28. We are always going to be mortified by the acts of the Kenyan police, government and the whole parliament. Nothing will change if the thieves who existed in 1960’s are the same ones ruling the country. You can’t expect to have a nation succeed while it’s leaders are thieves, hooligans, murderers and pure ignorant and uneducated fools. This is 2009, and Kenya deserves and ought to be in a better place. Collectivism has always been how we do things in Kenya. Kenyans in the Diaspora, and those Kenyans who are ready to see a new country should unite and form a party that could help get Kenya out of this hole. Sacrifice is better than obedience. Get up, go back to your country, get together with other people like you, and fight for your country.

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