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Boxing champion Raphael Shigali amongst these shot useless in Azimio protests

A celebrated boxing champion is amongst Kenyans who misplaced their lives throughout the anti-government protests on Wednesday.

Raphael Shigali, 35, who’s the reigning Nairobi Bantamweight Champion, was allegedly shot useless by cops close to Mogas petrol station on Jogoo Street, Nairobi.

The household, by way of his elder brother, Omar Shakur aka Immoh, stated Thursday that Shigali’s physique was taken to Chiromo mortuary.

The household is at present making burial preparations at their dwelling in Jericho Property, Nairobi.

“My youthful brother misplaced his life on Wednesday, a autopsy carried out right this moment (Thursday) exhibits that he died of a single gunshot wound to the pinnacle,” Immoh stated.

Immoh appealed for help for the household to get justice.

In keeping with activists from the Makadara Social, Justice and Info Centre, Shigali was allegedly shot by a police officer hooked up to Jogoo Street Police Station.

In a press release, Mr Adagala Adagala, who works as a coordinator on the centre, stated Shigali was a promising boxer and a coach to many youths in Jericho and Makadara areas.

“It’s unhappy that now we have misplaced a promising boxer and a youth in our neighborhood to pointless extrajudicial execution by a police officer hooked up to Jogoo Street Police Station. In imposing the legislation, cops are by no means above the legislation and can’t act exterior the legislation,” Mr Adagala stated in a press release.

Mr Adagala stated the legislation was clear on when a police officer ought to use further power in imposing the legislation.

The activist described the officer who shot the deceased as a trigger-happy policeman who needs to be arrested and charged with first-degree homicide.

He appealed to the Impartial Policing and Oversight Authority (Ipoa) to analyze the matter and take motion in opposition to the officer.

“In Makadara Constituency, we is not going to permit the emergence of trigger-happy cops to patrol our estates and villages as they pose a transparent lethal hazard to residents and particularly our youth who’re largely mistaken attributable to systemic malfunctioning,” he stated.

In keeping with Mr Adagala, three different youths have been additionally injured by police throughout the anti-government protests.

IPoa yesterday stated the killing of Shigali was amongst a number of instances of cops being investigated for utilizing extreme power.

“Ipoa has launched investigations into varied incidents that occurred in components of the nation throughout the mass protests that pitted the police in opposition to members of the general public,” the organisation stated in a press release.

Investigations by the Nation reveal that Shigali spent most of Wednesday on the Jericho Social Corridor, the place he interacted with fellow boxers and youths as he educated.

A couple of minutes after 4pm, he left the corridor and headed in the direction of the Mogas petrol station on Jogoo Street, the place protesters have been engaged in working battles with cops.

His household and associates say he was on his means dwelling after coaching, as was his norm.

“We noticed him fall to the bottom,” stated a member of the general public who witnessed the incident.

The supply, who sought anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter, went on to say that some youths rushed him to Makadara Well being Centre, however discovered the power closed.