Investigations are ongoing after police shot and killed a Class 7 pupil two times during a fierce argument on Thursday.
The police fatally shot the Class 7 pupil from Tyaa Primary School in Mwingi Central, Kitui County on Thursday over sand loading issues.
Nicholas Munyoki, 16, was killed by an Administration Police (AP) officer based at Kabati area in the middle of a heated argument between a group of sand loaders and police officers.
Eye witnesses say alleged that bullet hit the young child on his right leg and left hand. He was rushed Mwingi Level 4 Hospital for treatment where he was confirmed dead.
The AP officers escorted County Government officers to grab sand harvesters when the feud broke out. The boy who was among the harvesters fell victim when the officer opened fire at them.
One of the eye-witnesses said the boy often harvest sand at night because he attends classes during the day.
Confirming the incident, Area police boss Gerald Barasa described the incident as unfortunate. Gerald also revealed that the police officers immediately reported the incident.
He condemned the violence and called for a full investigation.
Mr. Barasa stated that investigations were underway and action would be taken against those found culpable.
A spate of officer-involved shootings around the nation highlight concerns over police lethal use of power.
On Thursday, another three people were killed after police officiers shot at them while trying to disperse an angry mob in a Bondo crisis.
The three were rushed to Siaya Referral Hospital where they were confirmed dead.
Meanwhile, somewhere in Sirisia sub-County, Bungoma County, some police officer ran for his life after being scared by some traditional initiators (abakhebi).
The officers were patrolling to arrest brewers in the area when they came across initiators who were anointing with knives (Lukembe) in preparation for traditional male circumcision that took place on Thursday.
The ceremony was almost ending as initiators were singing circumcision songs while holding their knives high in the air as if taking an oath.