Ipoa probes fatal shooting of boy, 7

Wednesday November 29 2017

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The scene at Pipeline Estate, Nairobi, on November 28, 2017 where a class two pupil was shot dead. Independent Policing Oversight Authority is probing the incident. PHOTO | FRED MUKINDA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By OUMA WANZALA
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Independent Policing Oversight Authority is investigating the fatal shooting of a minor in Pipeline Estate on Tuesday.

The lobby group is also probing an incident where a pregnant woman was shot and wounded as police clashed with Nasa supporters in Nairobi’s Eastlands.

In a statement, the lobby group said it had dispatched its rapid response unit to investigate the incident with a view of establishing circumstances of the shootings for appropriate action to be taken.

“Upon conclusion, the authority will make recommendations and forward the investigation file to the office of director of public prosecution Keriako Tobiko for his attention,” said the statement by Dennis Oketch who is the head of Communications and Outreach Department.

Mr Oketch disclosed that investigations for other elections-related cases are at an advanced stage and the group will make known the findings on conclusion of the investigations.

The seven-year-old boy, Geoffrey Mutinda, was playing on the balcony of their first floor apartment in Pipeline, off Outer Ring Road, in an area that had experienced protests earlier in the day.

Residents said he was shot by men they said were Administration Police officers from a nearby post.

They were riding a motorcycle and were not in uniform but were known to locals, residents said.