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Hawker Hacked to Death by Nairobi City Askaris

15 Oct

Kenya Stockholm Blog

Harun Gathece whose images are attached was on Wednesday 8/10/2014 evening hacked to death by City Council Askaris. He was cornered at his place of work at New Ngara Market (Sunami) as he went about his hawking business. Several others were serious injured.

As earlier reported, city council askaris have for the last two years been attacking small scale traders popularly known as hawkers with machetes and other crude weapons. Efforts by victims to register complains at central police station have been unsuccessful since the officers at the station’s report office have instructions not to record  reports from hawkers. Instead whenever they attempt they are intimidated or locked up and charged with illegal hawking.

Within the two years, 9(nine) have lost their lives in similar circumstances while about 50 (fifty) have been attacked and seriously wounded.

26 year Harun Gathece is the latest victim. He died on arrival at Kenyatta…

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Posted by on October 15, 2014 in General News

 

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