police deny babadogo killings were ethnic clashes,say it is normal crime

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,19TH NOV 2017-Police  say the killing of 6 people  that occurred Saturday night  at babadogo in Nairobi were not related to ethnic clashes but rather normal crime.

Nairobi Police Commander Japheth Koome who  confirmed the killings  said that they were  not ethnically motivated and called upon the locals not to incite one another.He also added that the bodies had deep cuts, and investigations have began.

Addressing a press conference in Nairobi, Mr Koome said that patrols will be increased in Mathare and Baba Dogo to guarantee safety of residents.

 He especially urged political leaders to agitate for peace and not violence.

“We have a responsibility to protect life and property. We will do that without fear or favour.

“We are committed to protecting everybody. We cannot allow anything to go wrong in this city,” he said.

Until the time of going to press Police  were trying to restore calm in Mathare Area Four following protests over the murders.

Police officers arrive to quell protests in Ruaraka, Nairobi, on November 19, 2017-UPESINEWS

The residents started demonstrating Sunday morning, blocking Outering Road – between Baba Dogo and Kariobangi roundabout – and burning at least one vehicle.

The event occurred after the bodies were found dumped near a bridge between Kariobangi and Alsops.

SUPREME COURT RULING

Koome has also assured the country that enough security officers shall be deployed in Nairobi and other major towns across the country on Monday as the supreme court delivers its ruling o presidential petitions.

 

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