Man seeks justice after an officer shot him in August

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 14:01 |
Man in Rwathia Murang'a seeks justice after being shot by a police officer in August

A 29-year-old man from Kangema is seeking justice after he was shot by a police officer during a curfew enforcement operation in August.

Kenneth Warui claims that a senior police officer shot him at a bar in Rwathia on August 9, and the bullet has never been removed since then.

Warui was taken to Kiriaini hospital in Mathioya, from where he was referred to Mathari Hospital in Nyeri and again referred to Kijabe Hospital.

At Kijabe, he only had his hand stitched, but the bullet was never removed as he hid not have a P3 form.

"When I got there, the management called criminal investigating officers because they thought I was a criminal," he said.

He says he has been going to Kangema police station to get the P3 form but he is always frustrated.

This he says has made it impossible for him to get proper medical attention and have the bullet removed.

"Every time I go to hospital, I am required to produce the documents, but because I don't have it, I am turned away," he added.

The man says his hand became paralysed and he has to rely on his mother to assist him doing basic things such as washing clothes.

He however said the bullet lodged in his body had been giving his sleepless nights as it is causing a lot of pain.

He suspects that the officer was holding a grudge against him as he had earlier raised a complaint with the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) over their conduct.

Warui's mother Susan Njoki says she has sold nearly all the house items in a bid to raise money to have her son treated.

She says they do regularly imaging to know the position of the bullet as it keep moving slowly inside the body.

"I fear the bullet might cause more damage to him because even now he can't urinate properly" she said.

"All I want is justice for my son and he should also be given the P3 for to be able to access medical care" she said.

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