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Arsenal fan who was shot by Chelsea fan policeman dies in hospital

A man shot three times by a police officer incensed by his favourite football team’s loss to a rival team, has died at the Murang’a Level Five Hospital.

Mr Martin Waweru from Muruka Village in Kandara Constituency of Murang’a County was shot by an officer attached to the Muruka Administration Police camp.

Mr Waweru, who talked to the Nation on Wednesday evening before dying that night, said that as he was leaving the joint where the policeman and other villagers were watching the match, there was a scuffle between the law enforcer and some villagers after Chelsea lost 0:2 to Arsenal.


The policeman passed by him on the way, headed straight for the camp, and returned with a gun.

The officer then shot him twice in the back and once on the hand before dragging him to the police camp, about 750 metres away, he added.

Mr Waweru said the policemen prevented residents from taking him to hospital in a private vehicle, insisting that he be driven there in a police van, which arrived almost an hour after the incident.

Mr Waweru’s widow, Ms Rose Muthoni, who rushed to the scene of the shooting, said the policeman said her husband was not his intended target.