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Police Officer Arrested After Accidentally Shooting 15-Year-Old

The teenager sustained life-threatening injuries as the bullet struck his abdomen, prompting concerns regarding the police's crowd control strategies.

A police officer in Ngong has been apprehended for accidentally shooting a 15-year-old boy while attempting to protect a suspect from a lynching.

The teenager sustained life-threatening injuries as the bullet struck his abdomen, prompting concerns regarding the police’s crowd control strategies.

The mob was chasing a suspect accused of stabbing a woman three times, leaving her for dead.

As per police reports, the mob had cornered the suspect before law enforcement attempted to rescue him, resulting in the altercation.

Police reports indicate that the injured boy is now in stable but critical condition.

The exact details of the dispute between the man and the woman that led to the altercation are unclear, but the man is currently in police custody after being discharged from medical care.

He will be brought to court to face charges.

The police officer who shot the teenager is a constable and has been disarmed and arrested. It has been reported that he will also face charges in court.

Instances of police injuring civilians during protests and confrontations with mobs are not uncommon. During recent anti-government demonstrations, at least 20 people lost their lives, raising concerns about police brutality.

Law enforcement officers are expected to use tear gas and rubber bullets when controlling crowds. However, incidents of fatalities resulting from live bullet shots have raised doubts about the practical implementation of these rules.

Kenyans have also expressed frustration over the difficulty of holding officers accountable for the deaths of innocent civilians during protests and law enforcement operations.

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Abdul

Abdul is a journalist by profession having graduated from St.Paul University.

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