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A Two year-old girl survives after being shot in Kenya

By our writer

A two-year-old girl in Kisumu is nursing bullet wounds at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Referral hospital after she was shot by a stray bullet as she played outside their house compound in Nyamasaria.

The girl, Mary Shantel, is due to undergo surgery to have the bullet removed.

Her he mother says that they were sitting outside their house, when the bullet which was directed to anti-IEBC protesters, hit her child.

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital CEO, Dr. Juliana Otieno said the child is out of danger and that surgery is scheduled to remove the bullet which she says “is just under the skin.”

This incident comes amid calls from political and religious leaders to end police brutality and unwarranted killings of protesters in the NASA strongholds.

Meanwhile, the Kenyan opposition alliance NASA has moved to court to stop police brutality on protesters.

NASA wants the court to suspend the order issued by Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi banning the demonstrations in Central Business Districts in Mombasa, Kisumu and Nairobi.

“We will not allow any demonstrations in the CBD’s in Mombasa, Nairobi and Kisumu and we will advise the police on the same,” Matiangi said last week.

 

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