Two women were shot dead by police at Daraja Mbili market in Kisii Town, Kisii County after the officers stopped to disperse motorcycle riders locally known as boda boda. According to an eye witness, a fight broke out after the police tried to disperse the motorcycle riders who had blocked the Kisii-Kisumu highway.
27yr old Edna Osoro who was selling tomatoes by the side of the road and another woman were shot dead in the process leading to chaotic scenes as missile-wielding protesters engaged the officers.
Ms Osoro’s father, John Osoro, was inconsolable as he wept over the death of his daughter.
“I have just seen the worst day of my life. How could my daughter die in such an unnecessary manner?” He said.Ms Osoro died on the spot while the other woman died on arrival at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital (KTRH).Police found it difficult retrieving Ms Osoro’s body but were finally able to do so at about 9:30pm. They also partially removed the burning barricades on the highway before taking the body to the KTRH morgue.