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Homeless Mathare man killed by police, protest erupt

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Protest has erupted in Mathare, Nairobi after a homeless man is reported to have been shot dead by police on patrol.

The deceased has been identified as Vaite who slept in the streets at night and spent the day at Marikiti market where he worked as a porter.

Following the news, hundred of residents took to the streets protesting his death accusing the police of committing the act.

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Human rights activist Boniface Mwangi shared the video of the man lying on the streets as people gather around in disbelief.

According to Boniface Mwangi, 300 people defied curfew and protest over his death death terming the deceased as an innocent Kenyan.

“Kenya Police have shot dead a homeless man in Mathare, Bondeni area. He works as a loader in Marikiti but sleeps in the streets, residents call him Vaite. About 300 people have defied the curfew and are protesting the extrajudicial killing.”

The activist continues by blaming the government for issuing the shoot to kill directives as bonfires lit around the scene of crime.

Berryl Achieng
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