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Motorcyclist Shot Dead By Police After Saving Drowning Boy In Kenya

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A motorcyclist in Nairobi, Daniel Mburu was killed by a policeman after he had saved a young boy from drowning.

It was reported that this happened at a city hospital where Mburu had taken the boy he saved from drowning. He apparently got into an argument with guards who wanted to fine him for parking inside the hospital’s compound.

Other motorcyclists have threatened to paralyse businesses after they heard one of them was allegedly killed by the police officer guarding the hospital.

Hundreds of riders of the motorcycle, commonly known as “boda bodas” in East Africa took to the streets, demanding the arrest of the police officer.

The chairman of the Okada riders association in Nairobi, Samuel Ng’anga, has told the BBC that the killing was just the latest example of the harassment they faced at the hands of police.

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