There has been public outcry over police brutality following the shooting of a seven-year-old boy in Nairobi’s Pipeline area. The boy, Geoffrey Mutinda, was allegedly shot by a stray bullet as police attempted to disperse supporters of National Super Alliance (NASA) Presidential candidate Raila Amolo Odinga, who took a fourth stab at the nation’s top seat in August.
There were running battles between police and the opposition supporters as the latter struggled to access Jacaranda grounds in Embakasi East where the former Prime Minister was expected to address a rally.
The incident came hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto took an oath of office during a public ceremony at the Kasarani Stadium. The opposition leader has condemned the shooting of his supporters by the police. He has also said that he will be sworn in by the people on 12th December after pulling out of the rerun in October.