By Waturi Nguyo
Afamily in Nakuru is crying for justice after their 19 year old daughter succumbed to injuries caused by a stray police bullet.
According to Nation, Whitney Atieno a form four student had visited the salon with her best friend 18 year old Ruth Waithera. It was while at the salon that commotion ensued outside as police pursued members of the Confirm criminal gang. The girls had run outside out of curiosity and ended up being shot by stray police bullets where they sustained serious injuries. Unfortunately, Whitney succumbed while undergoing treatment at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital.
Following the incident, residents of Lake View estate protested the shooting paralyzing transport for several hours.
Nakuru East sub-county acting police commander Mr. Wilson Nduati defended the police saying that they only opened fire after they were attacked by a group of youths forcing them to open fire to scare them away. Nevertheless, Nduati condoled with the family of the deceased adding that the police together with the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) had opened investigations into the matter.