Police officers have been accused of knocking down a 22-year old university student with their vehicle and then fatally shooting him five times.
Egerton University student Felix Magomere was fleeing the officers after they shot his friend, Dennis Nyangina Ongwae, on Grogan Road in Nairobi on Friday November 7.
Felix was a second-year biochemistry student at Egerton’s Njoro campus.
Central Police Station boss Paul Wanjama said the two were shot on suspicion of being muggers.
He, however, could not confirm if the two were armed at the time they were shot dead.
The story narrated by the family and witnesses, however, paints a shocking scenario.
Griffins Mckenzie, Felix’s twin, said his brother and two friends had travelled to Nairobi to check on their student loans at the Higher Education Loans Board at Anniversary Towers.
They were hosted at his brother’s house in Mathare North where he, Griffins, runs a video and playstation business.
The other students were Dennis, 21, and Vincent Odhiambo.
Twelve hours after arriving in Nairobi, Dennis and Felix lost their lives under a hail of police officers’ bullets, each shot five times, according to their families.