Fury, relief as doctors remove bullet from infant shot in Kisumu
Doctors on Monday night successfully removed a bullet lodged in a minor’s neck, after she was shot in Kisumu during anti-IEBC protests.
The medics at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital operated on the girl, identified as Shantel Mary Kageha and removed the cog at around 10pm.
The Hospital’s Medical Supretendent Juliana Otieno told the Nation that the girl is out of danger and has been discharged.
Her mother Lydia Kageha told the Nation that the girl suddenly fell down as she played with her mates outside their house in Nyamasaria.
HIT BY STONE
“She was crying. We thought she had been hit by a stone by one of the children she was playing with. When we checked, we found her bleeding. We rushed her to hospital where an x-ray showed there was a bullet in the next,” the mother said.
The mother who was accompanied by the girl’s grandmother, Rosa Akinyi, said there were no protests in Nyamasaria and wondered how the girl had been shot at a time no one there was protesting.
“We suspect it was fired from Lower Manyatta, where some people were engaging with the police,” she said of the neighbouring estate.
The demonstrations in Kisumu turned chaotic later in the afternoon after an 18-year-old form four student was shot and killed. Witnesses claimed the shooter, wearing a police uniform and strangely in dread locks, later slit his neck and removed the bullet, perhaps to cover up the shooting.
But local Police chief Titus Yoma denied the police had fired any live bullets on protesters, saying his team will investigate the matter.
The incidents have sparked off fury among Kenyans.