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.
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.