The six-month old baby who was allegedly beaten by police during post-election protests has passed on at Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu, the family has confirmed.
Six-month-old baby Samantha Pendo who was fighting for her life at Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu become the face of police brutality across Nyanza, as security forces quell protests over the election outcome.
Initial reports indicated that she was hit on the head by police who broke into her parents’ house in Nyalenda estate, while pursuing protestors.
Her sad story emerged on Saturday morning as police denied claims that they had killed up to six people on Friday night soon after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declared Uhuru Kenyatta winner of the presidential elections.
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The police also denied using excessive force to quell protests amid reports that heavily armed officers operating under the cover of darkness, broke doors and pulled people from their bedrooms.
Girl, 9, killed
A nine-year-old girl killed in the informal settlement of Mathare as police brutalised residents of Kisumu, Homabay, Busia, Migori, Garissa and Mathare.
She was shot by a high caliber bullet that tore through her chest.
A post mortem showed Stephanie Moraa Nyarangi was shot by either a G3 or AK47 rifle.
The family spokesman Nelson Gichana said the autopsy had revealed that the bullet tore through the chest and exited at the back near her heart.
At least ten people have been killed and dozens injured in various parts of the city in clashes between police and protesters.
Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome said the latest two victims died on Sunday.
One of them was found dead with a bullet wound in the chest. The second person succumbed to bullet wounds while undergoing treatment.
Source: The Standard Digital