Goals from Alex Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny sealed a fine victory at Emirates Stadium, last Saturday against Chelsea FC- A clean 2-0.
And while fans of the Blues across the Globe were distraught, an Administration police in Murang’a took his ire a tad bit too far. He went to the station, took his gun and pumped three bullets on an innocent young man.
Before he succumbed to his injuries today morning, Martin Waweru who hailed from Muruka village in Kandara Constituency narrated how he arrived at the village where he was employed by a gas supplier and decided to go watch the match over a few kegs.
It is while in the bar that he met the Administration Police (AP) officer attached to Muruka AP camp officer who was watching the game together with other villagers.
He said after taking two mugs of Keg beer and with the game having ended, he decided to go home and to his wife and daughter. He had bought for them a loaf of bread and a fish.
As he was going out of the bar, a scuffle ensued between the officer and other villagers after the policeman became mad that his favorite team (Chelsea)lost.
Waweru said he proceeded to go home but the officer passed him along the way, went to the AP camp and came back with a gun.
“Upon reaching where I was he ordered me to lie down and I obeyed. He then shot me three times at the back on my waist, above my back and on my hand and dragged me to the police camp which is 750 meters away and forced me to drink water while I was bleeding profusely,” Mr Waweru narrated from his hospital bed.
He went on, “Locals who were on their way tried to assist me but all was in vain as the officer with the two others thwarted their efforts to have me taken to hospital in a car insisting that I had to be ferried by a police van.”
The incident happened between the 8:30pm to 9pm but the police van arrived at 10pm and residents again clashed with the officers.
Waweru has since succumbed to his injuries today at the Murang’a Level Five Hospital.
A villager who sought anonymity told a local daily that the said the officer, whom he described as hot tempered, has a tendency of arresting people and demanding bribes whenever his favourite team is beaten.
Mr Waweru’s wife, Rose Muthoni, said Kandara OCS visited her husband on Tuesday and promised to follow up on the matter to its logical conclusion but expressed concerns that the officer is yet to be apprehended.
“The police officer admitted that he shot my husband but instead of being arrested and charged with murder he has been transferred and I don’t think my late husband who was the only source of income to my family will ever get justice.
“I urge the government agencies and the Director of Public Prosecutions to intervene,” she said.
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