The National Capital District Metropolitan Superintendent Gideon Ikumu, has spoken out on the alleged killing of a 10 year old boy since the start of the eviction on the 12th of this month.
Ikumu has mentioned that the recent videos showcasing people mourning over the boy on social media cannot be verified or confirmed, as so far, no one has made an official complaint to the police regarding the particulars of the death.
Superintendent Ikumu said that since the beginning of the eviction process there was resistance from the settlers, with an altercation on the first day, leaving one officer injured in the process but no report was made about the boy.
“We have not received any report of a 10 year old boy being shot by my men, but if there has been, I am calling on the family of the boy to come forward and place an official complaint so we can work on identifying the person’s responsible and hold them accountable,” Ikumu said.
He is now urging the families of the boy to come forward and report the case, as many times cases like this go unattended and when reported, it’s too late to attend to due to lack of evidence.
“My men are fully aware of the situation and they are only there to carry out the mandate given by the court order,” he said.
The Met. Supt. stated that even though the has been no violence, there is still a sense of hostility lingering in the air as the eviction continues, but right now the main focus of the NCD Police is to enforce the order that was granted by the Court.