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Emotional scenes at City Mortuary as NASA comforts bereaved families

By Betty Njeru | Published Thu, December 7th 2017 at 11:33, Updated December 7th 2017 at 16:49 GMT +3

NASA leaders made their way to the city mortuary on Thursday morning to mourn with the friends and relatives of fallen opposition supporters, whom they claim are victims of police brutality.

Sixteen bodies were collected from the mortuary  for burial, among them the body of seven-year- old Geoffrey Mutinda who was allegedly shot dead by rogue police at his home, when violent protests ensued during a parallel rally at the Jacaranda grounds over two weeks ago.  

The leaders led by NASA principle Raila Odinga said they were deeply saddened by the ongoings since August 8 when the country held its 5th general election.

“Since 8th of August, 215 people have been killed by the police force yet no one has spoken about it yet they have the audacity to tell us forget and move on,” Raila said.

The NASA leadership has accused the police of being behind the killings and made new demands that international institutions keep away from Kenya’s businesses.

A condoling Kwale Women Representative Zulekha Hassan begged to know from the police force asking that “if its demonstrations, why then do you need to use live bullets?”

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Accordding to Nairobi Women representatiive Esther Passaris, Sh50,000 will be given to each of the bereaved families to help with the expenses and burial preparations.

Siaya Senator James Orengo, Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo, NASA lawyer Otiende Amollo among others accompanied Raila. 

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