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Activists blame Likoni police for killing a minor

[The body of the late 17 year old Matano Masoud. Photo/courtesy].

Fresh twist has emerged following the killing of a suspected criminal in Likoni, Mombasa County on Tuesday night with family and human rights defenders accusing police for killing a minor.

Human rights defenders are heading to court to sue Likoni Police Boss Jane Munywoki and Inuka police officers for executing an innocent minor.

Muslims for Human Rights-MUHURI on Wednesday facilitated an autopsy exercise on the body of Matano Masoud, 17 executed by Inuka police on Tuesday night.

Masoud’s mother Mwanatumu Bakari said her son, a form two student at Kaya Tiwi Secondary school, Kwale County suffered mental disorders and at times he had to be brought back home for treatment.

She appealed for justice for her slain son.

Legal battle

MUHURI Rapid Response Officer Francis Auma said Masoud was shot three times, on the head, chest and on his back and died on the spot.

He said the human rights organisation facilitated for the autopsy and it is filing a legal suit against Inuka police station officers for gross human rights violation.

[The late Matano Masoud. Photo/courtesy].

According to Mr. Auma, the police ought to have arrested him since he was unarmed and charge him before court.

“Masoud was once arrested and later released without any charges levelled against him,” revealed Mr. Auma.

He said the rights lobby will seek all legal avenues to ensure justice for the late Masoud is served.


Likoni police Boss Jane Munywoki, on Wednesday told journalists that Masoud is among a gang of youth who have been terrorising Likoni residents for months now.

She further said during the Tuesday night security operations police recovered machetes, pangas and other crude weapons.

However, the rights defenders vehemently objected to Ms Munywoki’s sentiments saying police are misusing their weapons and powers to execute innocent souls.

[MUHURI Rapid Response Officer Francis Auma. Photo/courtesy].

Auma said the matter will only be solved at the corridors of justice.

“To the police, killing has become one of their roles. We will relentlessly fight for justice.” revealed Mr. Auma

Masoud was buried at Kidunguni in Likoni, Mombasa County on Wednesday.