Residents vow to protest killing of homeless man by police in Mathare

Written By: Collins Anampiu/Claire Wanja

Mathare residents have vowed to protest the killing of a homeless man by police officers enforcing the daily curfew in Bondeni area on Monday night.

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The man who has been identified as Vaite is  said to have been working as a porter at the Marigiti market wand would spend his nights in the streets and pavements at the Mathare slums according to the area residents.

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Shortly after he was shot dead, hundreds of area residents took to the streets defying the social distancing guidelines and demanding justice.

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Tuesday morning, Kenyans in their numbers rallied behind a hashtag #JusticeforVaite in which they called out alleged police brutality.

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Here were some of the reactions under the #JusticeForVaite

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