Protests as three drug addicts are shot dead in Mathare

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Mathare residents are protesting an alleged shooting of three addicts in the area yesterday.

The residents claim that the addicts were shot dead in Nigeria area by a police officers known as Rashid.

They say the rogue officer has in several times reigned terror on the residents and taking the law in his hands.

They say most of them have been forced to shut down their businesses for fear of not knowing when the officer will show up and start shooting.

Anita Njeri says her friend was murdered yesterday by the offficer who first shot him twice on the leg.

She says neigboutrs who wanted to take the man to the hospital had to run away to save their lives before he showed up and shot the man again killin him instantly.

The government last week launched an operation in Mathare aimed at finishing drug dens in the area. Several dens were destroyed by officers who vowed to fight drug addiction.

Starehe OCPD Alice Kimeu was not available for comment.


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