Rogue city county askaris leave trail of death, injuries

Wambua Manga, a hawker, admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital after being attacked by rogue city council askaris. Many more have survived with serious injuries and their attempts to get justice are blocked by intimidation, threats and police officers unwilling to act. PHOTO | VINCENT ACHUKA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The goons, who the Nation has established move around in county government vehicles sometimes escorted by regular policemen, have left a trail of death and permanent injuries on hawkers who don’t bribe them.
  • Many more have survived with serious injuries and their attempts to get justice are blocked by intimidation, threats and police officers unwilling to act.
  • And despite protests by the Senator Sonko, another hawker was felled in a hail of bullets during a crackdown on February 12.

On one of the beds at Ward 6C at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Wambua Manga counts time while lying in a supine position, his plastered left foot hoisted by a sling attached to the ceiling.

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