Prior to his demise, the deceased had condemned goons who were terrorizing traders at the market
A number of leaders and social media influencers strongly condemned his killing and urged police to look into the matter
Kenyans online have condemned the brutal killing of former University of Nairobi student leader Samuel Ragira.
Ragira was killed on Thursday evening at Club 36 market located opposite Nairobi Primary School.
Prior to his demise, the deceased had condemned goons who were terrorizing traders at the market and accused them of demanding Sh10,000 from everyone who wanted to set up a business.
He further accused police of letting this happen under their watch and had appealed to the County government to come to the aid of the traders.
“It is unfortunate that Mungiki are terrorising Klabu 36 traders with pangas and guns taking advantage of the situation. They are demanding 10K from every trader to build a kibanda.
“This issue is disturbing as the police are watching it happen. Students are being harassed and others losing their phones. We want to know why the police can side with people terrorising innocent Kenyans.
“Why should a mama mboga pay 10K to unknown people to do business? Are we managed by terrorists in the name of police? I reported this matter to Jogoo house control room and police were sent but they instead resorted to ignore the situation.
“We now appeal to the County government and National government to tell us who are these criminals. We cannot allow. Personally I was threatened by a panga. So where are we heading as a nation?
Sad!” wrote Ragira earlier this week.
A number of leaders and social media influencers strongly condemned his killing and urged police to look into the matter.
Raila Junior termed his murder as barbaric and requested the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to step in quickly.
“The killing of the University of Nairobi student leader is very barbaric. Hey @DCI_Kenya , perpetrators of this heinous crime must be found and punished to the fullest extent of the law.
“Students lives matter! #RIPOCSRAGIRA,” he wrote.
On social media, many lauded the deceased as a passionate young man who fought for the rights of UoN students.
Former SONU chairman and current Embakasi East MP Babu Owino also mourned his death saying: “I strongly condemn the killing of one comrade Samuel Ragira who was shot today at club 36 at the University of Nairobi. May his soul Rest In Peace. We shall overcome.”
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