YEMEN Press Agency

Kenya: 15 people shot dead by police due to breach of Corona curfew  

SANAA, June 6 (YPA) – Fifteen people have been killed in Kenya by the police since 27 March after violating the curfew imposed in the country to counter the Corona epidemic.

“France Presse” quoted a statement issued by the Independent Police Supervision Authority on Saturday day that it had received, since the imposition of the curfew last March, 87 complaints from citizens about the actions of the police.

the Independent Police Supervision Authority added that “preliminary investigations have confirmed the connection of the killing of 15 people and the occurrence of 31 accidents resulting from police actions while the curfew was in effect.”

For its part, the Kenyan newspaper, Star, reported the arrest of a police officer for the murder of Yassin Hussein Moyo (13 years), who was standing on his balcony during the curfew, and investigations are ongoing with 5 other police officers.

Last Tuesday, residents of the Matari slum in the capital, Nairobi, protested against the actions of the police tasked with implementing the decree of President Uhuru Kenyatta, by imposing a curfew among other measures taken to curb the spread of the new Corona virus.

To date, the number of HIV infections in Kenya has reached 2,474, 79 have died, and 643 have recovered.