Director of Public Prosecutions ( DPP ) Noordin Haji has directed Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to thoroughly but urgently investigate reported incident of shooting of 13 yr old boy at Kiamaiko, Mathare, Nairobi.
The IG is then expected to forward the investigation file to DPP’s office for appropriate direction.
The police are said to have shot the boy on Monday night, when the minor was on a balcony of their home, trying to catch a glimpse of the men in uniform who were enforcing the nationwide curfew.
The shooting incident is said to have happened at around 7:20 pm.
The minor was then rushed to the nearby Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The bullet is said to have penetrated into his intestines.
Nairobi county commander Philip Ndolo said the boy was accidentally hit by a ricochet as police were trying to disperse a gang who had defied the 7pm to 5am curfew.
Defending the police, Ndolo said, the ricochet can take any direction when released and cause even cause harm to the source.