A 14-year-old girl is fighting for her life at the Guru Nanak Hospital in Pangani after she was hit by a stray bullet in Kariokor.
The girl, Hamisa Musa, was allegedly shot in the stomach by anti-riot police while coming from a saloon in the area.
“A police officer by the name of Willy was shooting aimlessly before a bullet struck the girl,” a witness recounted.
“She was accompanied by her auntie,” another recounted.
The incident is said to have taken place during skirmishes between anti-riot police officers and hawkers over the newly constructed Mwariro market in Kariokor, Starehe Constituency.
One of the hawkers claimed that he was the target but was fortunate to miss the bullet.
“She fell in front of me and all this time the officer was laughing,” he stated.
The incident came a day after three people died while five others sustained serious injuries in a clash between the police and residents of Lessos, Nandi County.