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Police ordered to compensate family of 10 year-old girl killed in Mathare

Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has directed the National Police Service Commission to compensate the family of the 10 year-old girl killed during post-election protests in Mathare.

Mr Tobiko also said wants a public inquest be formed to probe the death of Stephanie Moraa, who was shot dead while playing in their house in Mathare on August 12.

Moraa, a Standard Four pupil at Mathare Primary School, was shot while standing on the balcony of their house.

Her parents and witnesses maintained that a light-skin police officer fired at her during the protests that broke out on Saturday after IEBC declared President Uhuru Kenyatta winner of the August 8 General Election.

Relatives and friends view the body of the late Stephanie Moraa during her burial service on August 25, 2017. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI
Relatives and friends view the body of the late Stephanie Moraa during her burial service on August 25, 2017. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI

The DPP has also advised the family to pursue civil proceedings against the National Police Service, should the commission fail to compensate them.

DPP also ordered the NPS to institute disciplinary proceedings to against five police commanders for neglect.

After the shooting Nairobi County Police Commander Japheth Koome said they were yet to establish the source of the bullet that hit the girl in the chest.

He said Stephanie Moraa was shot as police pursued gangsters who were armed with an AK47 assault rifle.

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