NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Gideon Ikumu said homicide detectives are now investigating a shooting death incident which occurred at the ATS settlement yesterday in the National Capital District.
A woman was reportedly killed in this election related violence. A video of the dead person purportedly killed by a stray bullet went viral on social media yesterday, with many commentators levelling blame at the police.
Mr Ikumu confirmed that police reinforcements went to restore order when a rowdy and quarrelsome crowd threatened to harm election officials and disrupted polling at the ATS settlement. Rocks were hurled at police and gunshots were fired to disperse the unruly crowd.
Mr Ikumu addressed angry settlers at ATS after the incident. He assured the settlers that the police investigation would ascertain the facts.
He said a formal investigation began yesterday to establish how the victim was killed and who was responsible for her death.
“Homicide detectives are now collecting evidence including video footage and statements from potential witnesses,” Mr Ikumu said.