Chaos erupted in Kiamaiko, Huruma Estate, adjacent to the Outering road within Nairobi’s Eastlands area on Tuesday, July 25 over alleged police shooting.
Social media was awash with reports that there were running battles between the police and locals over the incident.
Additionally, motorists using the Outering road, Juja road from Allsops, Donholm, Buruburu, Jonsaga, Kariobangi were advised to be cautious as they approach the area.
According to reports, police shot a man suspected to be a thief, but residents claimed that the victim was not a lawbreaker.
“Outering Road closed due to protests. Angry residents and businesspeople are engaging police at Kiamaiko, Huruma, Juja Road, Allsops and Kariobangi roundabout. It is alleged that police shot a resident at Kamaiko,” Mbaruk Mwalimu, a journalist with Radio 47 posted on Facebook.
The incident came in the wake of widespread condemnation of police brutality in Kenya during the anti-government protests.
“You don’t have to mistreat Kenyans these are the people you took oath to protect, their lives and defend them.
These are the same people you are killing, destroying their lives and injuring.
What would happen to a common Mwananchi if an elected MP could be subjected to such treatment,” said Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino.
During demonstrations police allegedly shot a 19-year-old from four student nine times in Kisumu County. The student is fighting for his life in hospital.
Consequently, Raphael Shigali, the Bantamweight Champion, who died during Azimio protests around Mogas Petrol Station in Makadara, along Jogoo road.
According to the opposition leader Raila Odinga, 50 Kenyans have lost their lives since the anti-government protests began.
The National Police Service was yet to issue an official statement on the chaos in Huruma by the time of publishing this article.