Stephanie Moraa, 10, who was shot dead during protests in Mathare. PHOTO | COURTESYStephanie Moraa, 10, who was shot dead during protests in Mathare. PHOTO | COURTESY
By HILARY KIMUYU

All she wanted was to have fun. So, 10-year-old Stephanie Moraa, accompanied by her young friends, took to the balcony of her parents’ house in Mathare slums on Saturday morning.

But in just one moment, her young life was cut short.

Her mother, Damaklin Marube, described the horror moment she was alerted by her daughters’ frightened young friends.

Her young angel was no more. Her daughter’s young life had been taken out reportedly by a bullet from police officers called in to suppress protests by some area residents following the announcement of the presidential elections.

Stephanie Moraa (center) with her mother and an unidentified relative. PHOTO | COURTESY

Stephanie Moraa (center) with her mother and an unidentified relative. PHOTO | COURTESY

PLAYING WITH FRIEND

“I was called by my daughter’s friend with whom she was playing when the bullet hit her,” said Marube.

“They were on our balcony playing together when I heard screams. I saw her friend who came in and told me that my 10-year-old daughter had been shot and she was lying down bleeding.”

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According to the mother, when she went to check on her daughter she found her bleeding and not responsive. She tried to call for help but unfortunately her daughter had already died.

According to eye witnesses, the police shot from a distance and hit her young girl.

Her body has since been taken to Chiromo Mortuary as the family awaits postmortem to be conducted.