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Monday, 4 February 2019

Arsenal fan shot dead by police

Arsenal have paid tribute to a young Kenyan fan, Carilton David Maina, who was killed by police in in what Amnesty are calling an ‘extrajudicial killing’.
The 22-year-old, who had returned home for a holiday, was shot dead by police who claim he was part of a four-person mugging gang that were terrorising the area at the time. His friend, Diana Bwari said that he had been merely walking home after watching a match.
“He was in the company of three other friends, but he was the only one who was shot,” said Bwari.
“He had become such an epitome of hope in Kibera. Not so many people from the slums get a chance to study abroad,” she said.
Arsenal printed a message of condolence in the Cardiff City matchday programme that read, “We were very sad to hear the recent death of Arsenal Kenya member, Carilton David Maina – aged just 22. Born in Africa’s biggest slum Kibera, Carilton excelled academically, winning a scholarship to study engineering in Leeds which enabled him to visit his beloved Emirates Stadium to see his heroes.”
Amnesty International Kenya calls on the Independent Policing and Oversight Authority and the Internal Affairs Unit to thoroughly investigate the fatal shooting of Carilton David Maina by an Administrative Police Officer on Friday.
“From all public accounts of the way Carilton David Maina lived his life, he had no criminal record nor was he motivated by crime. Born in Kibera’s Laini Saba, he was an achiever both in sports and academic studies. Having secured scholarship to attend Brookhouse Secondary school, he was currently pursuing an engineering degree at Leeds University, United Kingdom.
“”Carilton Maina’s killing at the hands of our Police Officers during the Christmas season shatters again the myth that only violent criminals are being killed lawfully. This death has the hallmark of an extra-judicial killing and must be comprehensively probed,” says Amnesty International Kenya’s Executive Director Irungu Houghton.

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