An elderly woman from Mathare slums is mourning the death of her grandchildren who were killed during the NASA protests in Mathare.
Joyce Wayua the grandmother of the deceased boy broke down during an interview with Ghetto Radio News when she was telling the painful story of her grandchildren’s death.
“When will the police stop killing innocent young children?” she hysterically sobbed.
“These young children were my future. Their mother left them when they were very young. I have struggled to raise them up only for the police to take their lives before they finish school,” she cried.
Wayua’s 17 year old grandchild was shot dead by the police over the weekend during the NASA protests.
The deceased’s cousin David Masese says was headed to Mathare area 4 when he rammed into running battles between the police and protestors.
Masese says his cousin a form four student was hit by a live bullet from the police when he was trying to run away from the chaos.
According to Masese his cousin bled to death at the scene of the incident after police failed to give him support.
“If only they did a first aid on him on time, we would still be together. But the police stared at him as he bled to death,” says Masese.
Mathare sub county police superintendent has however denied using live bullets in the demonstrations.
The police say those who suffered bullet wounds were shot at by criminals who took advantage of the situation.