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Brothers succumb to police brutality in Kisumu

A family in Kisumu is mourning the loss of its two sons caused by police brutality during the demos called by Azimio leader Raila Odinga.

The boys, aged 22 and 24, succumbed to injuries believed to have been caused by police brutality during street demonstrations in Kisumu. The boys, Brian Oniango, 22, and his brother William Amulele 24, died just three days apart while receiving treatment at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital’s intensive care unit.

The boys’ mother, Everlyne Achung’o, confirmed that Amulele died on Saturday night, while Oniang’o succumbed on Wednesday. “The doctor said Brian had a cracked skull which caused his death and when William died he (doctor) told me that he had a broken neck and cracked skull,” she said in an interview on Monday.

Mrs Achung’o asked the two political protagonists in President William Ruto and Azimio chief Raila Odinga to burry the hatchet, and seek for the peace of the country.
“Let him (Ruto) not praise the police that they have done a good job, let him order for investigations,” the boys’ aunt Truphena Mboya said.

“And I call on Raila wherever he is to stop the protests because people’s children will continue losing their lives,” she added.

On Tuesday, Raila termed the alleged police brutality in Nyanza during anti-government demonstrations as ethnic profiling and cleansing.

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