PHOTO: Scoff Atenya is the name of the cop who killed 21-year-old protester, Evans Kiratu, after he hit his balls during Reject Finance Bill 2024 protest in Kenya

Advertisement


Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Scoff Atenya is the name of the cop who killed 21-year-old protester, Evans Kiratu, after he hit his balls during Reject Finance Bill 2024 protest in Kenya.


Led largely by young Kenyans who have livestreamed the demonstrations, the protests against tax hikes have been galvanised by widespread discontent over President William Ruto’s economic policies.

Thursday’s demonstrations in Nairobi were mostly peaceful, but officers fired tear gas and water cannon throughout the day in an attempt to disperse protesters near parliament.

According to a Kenya Human Rights Commission official, 21-year-old Evans Kiratu was “hit by a tear gas canister” during the demonstrations.

“He was rushed to hospital around 6:00 pm (1500 GMT) on Thursday…and died there,” Ernest Cornel, a spokesman at the Kenya Human Rights Commission, told AFP.

“It is tragic that a young person can lose his life simply for agitating against the high cost of living.”

The rallies began in Nairobi on Tuesday before spreading nationwide, with protesters calling for a national strike on June 25.

WATCH VIDEO

DOWNLOAD VIDEO

Advertisement
READ ALSO  SUPOL VIDEO: Family demands justice after 56-year-old police officer, Owolabi Akinlolu, raped 17-year-old teenager in OGUDU POLICE STATION who reported her missing phone