Police have shot Mathare North MP Anthony Oluoch. Oluoch was shot in the leg as anti-riot police tried to dispersed irate group youth who were demonstrating over killings that happened in Baba Dogo estate in Nairobi early Sunday morning.
The MP was rushed to Nairobi Hospital for treatment. Opposition leaders led by Raila Odinga are expected to visit him at the facility.
Tension remains high in Baba Dogo after four people were killed by unknown assailants. Bodies of the four were still lying at the scene of the incident at 10am on Sunday. An engagement between the police and local residents ensued as they tried to block security officers from accessing the bodies.
While locals says police are responsible for the killings, Nairobi Police Commander Japheth Koome said the killings are crime-related and distanced the police from it.
Area MP Tom Kajwang’ condemned the killings and urged police to hands the situation carefully.
"I want to grieve with our people and also to tell Matiang’i and the police to carefully handle this matter bearing in mind that ICC is watching," Kajwang’ said from Kisumu.
“The police with no provocation opened fire on us and shot tear gas canisters. In the melee, Oluoch suffered a multiple compound fracture of the left leg,” NASA said in a statement.