Boinnet orders probe into killing of Leeds University student in Kibera


Boinnet orders probe into killing of Leeds University student in Kibera
23-year-old University of Leeds student Carilton David Maina who was shot dead on December 22, 2018.

In Summary

  • The 23-year-old boy, who was on long holiday and had decided to visit his family in Kenya, was shot dead on Saturday morning despite reports that he had surrendered.
  • In tweet posted Wednesday by the National Police Service, IG Boinnet further assured the public that action will be taken depending on the outcome of the investigations.
  • The deceased’s love for football earned him a scholarship at the UK college soon after clearing his high school education at the Maseno School in 2013 where he emerged with an A-plain.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has directed the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) to hasten investigations into the fatal shooting of Leeds University student Carilton David Maina in Kibera.

The 23-year-old boy, who was on long holiday and had decided to visit his family in Kenya, was shot dead on Saturday morning despite reports that he had surrendered.

In tweet posted Wednesday by the National Police Service, IG Boinnet further assured the public that action will be taken depending on the outcome of the investigations.

“We wish to inform the public that the Inspector General of Police has asked IPOA to expedite investigations into the shooting incident that occurred in Kibera within Nairobi County in which one Carlton Maina was shot and fatally injured,” read the tweet.

“We further wish to assure the public that the service, just like in similar instances in the past, will enforce the outcome of the investigations that IPOA will recommend.”

The deceased’s love for football earned him a scholarship at the UK college soon after clearing his high school education at the Maseno School in 2013 where he emerged with an A-plain.

After failing to secure a Visa, Maina involved himself with a local football team – Inter Jinamori – that was based at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

Maina’s mother, speaking to Citizen TV, said he had come to visit her to discuss his academics; a discussion they were supposed to have on December 22, 2018, but was never to be as that was the day his life came to a painful end.

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