This girl's death has sparked outrage after a traffic police officer did this to her

This girl's death has sparked outrage after a traffic police officer did this to her

- Kenyans are currently an outraged lot after the tragic murder story of a 22-year-old girl emerged

- A traffic police officer accidentally hit her with his gun, causing her to fall off the boda boda she was on

- The rider escaped as the cop got a transfer because of "security reasons"

A 22-year-old girl died after a traffic officer accidentally attacked her in Lamu county.

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Margaret Njeri before the tragic incident

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Her death left Kenyans outraged as it was explained she has een in and out of hospital since February 2015 when an officer accidentally threw his gun at her.

“On February 17, Njeri sought the services of a boda boda and as they moved along Kanyanyaini, Mpeketoni, the came across a policeman by the name Paul Tanui. He flagged the rider down, expecting his usual GHS3 bribe but the rider ignored him,

“Tanui then threw his gun at him but missed the boda boda rider and hit Njeri’s head. She fell off the bike and was left unconscious on the road as the rider sped off. She has since been admitted at Pandya Hospital ICU,” wrote Unyc Haitz.

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Njeri was hospitalized in 2015 with serious head injuries.

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When the incident was reported to the National Police Service Chairman Johnstone Kavuludi, it was discovered that Tanui was transferred stations because of security reasons.

He was moved from Mpeketoni to Lamu West to Kizingitini and Lamu East police stations the entire while.

“Njeri underwent three surgeries that cost about GHS2k before succumbing on Sunday, March 5. She was the third born child of Mariam Njeru and the late Njuguna. She had aspirations of joining university this year to pursue education and a career in law,

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Three costly head surgeries later, she succumbed to her injuries on Sunday, March 5.

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“She worked as security at a law firm in Mpeketoni and now she is gone for good. Her cry for justice is too loud for you and I to ignore. Who will pay for her cruel death? Who will wipe her mother’s tears? Individually we may not be as powerful but together, our voiced may be the ultimate push for justice,” added Haitz.

Demands were made for information to be provided on why Tanui was transferred and not arrested.

Kenyans flooded social media to call out the police service for taking an innocent Kenyan’s life.

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NPS chief Johnstone Kavuludi said the officer in question was transferred for security reasons.

“So sad. Tanui ashikwe....the innocent blood will haunt them. RIP,” wrote Robert Kosgei.

“The government is unfair to mwananchi n its because of corruption that Margaret is gone too soon. Do something please,” wrote Kwamboka Emmah.

“Tanui, God created us with a will be answerable to Him..R.I.P,” wrote Amicus Curiae Katiwa.


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