A man has lost his life after a football match between Chelsea and Arsenal on Saturday, January 19, which ended with the former losing to the latter.
The dead victim identified as Martin Waweru died on the morning of Thursday, January 24, (yesterday) in hospital following injuries sustained after he was allegedly shot by a police officer who was angered after his favourite team, Chelsea, lost.
Waweru and the AP officer were in the company of other fans at a local club in Murang’a, Kenya, when the officer picked up a quarrel with some of them after the team lost, Daily Nation reported.
The deceased left the bar shortly afterwards to take home a loaf of bread and fish he had bought for his family.
The officer then hurriedly walked past him towards the camp only to return with a gun and shoot him.
“Upon reaching where I was, he ordered me to lie down and I obeyed,” Waweru narrated hours before succumbing to gunshot wounds. “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 and forced me to drink water while I was bleeding,” he added.
According to him, a scuffle ensued between the officer attached to the Muruka AP Camp and other locals prompting him to leave the bar to go get his gun.
“Locals who were on their way home tried to assist me but all was in vain as the officer with 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,” added Waweru.
Waweru’s wife, Rose Muthoni, claimed the officer confessed to having shot her husband but she feared her family would not get justice since the officer has been transferred.
Kandara OCPD Wilson Kosgey said he started investigations and was waiting for the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa) to take over the matter.