One killed, four injured as police disperse protesters

Leaders from Tana River County have issued a 7 days ultimatum to the government to investigate and bring to book police officers who allegedly shot and killed youth during demonstrations in the County.

Residents had taken to the streets to protest the killing of two night watchmen guarding a hardware shop in Madogo.

Its during the protests that police officers shot and killed one person while four others were wounded and are receiving treatment at Garissa referral hospital.

Tana River County Woman Rep Rehema Hassan, Madogo MCA Abdi Ergamnso and his Banagale counterpart Ibrahim Salah, said the police officers involved are yet to be identified.

The four sustained gunshot injuries while a 21 year old man had his hand amputated at the hospital.

The elected leaders now want police officers involved brought to book accusing them of using extraneous force to disperse the protesters.

They condemned the killing terming it unacceptable and called on relevant authorities to investigate the matter and prosecute those involved.

The leaders also decried the rising cases of insecurity in the region and called for police reinforcement saying the killing odf the two watchmen leaves a lot to be desired.

Tana North Deputy County Commissioner Chaka Nyamawi has however called for calm as investigations into the matter commence, calling on the leaders to preach peace and allow the Government time to look into the matter.



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