Gilian Munyau, mother of 24-year-old Rex Kanyike Masai, claims police let her son die after he was shot during anti-finance bill protests in Nairobi. She said officers refused to help, telling him to die instead.

Speaking outside City Mortuary, Gilian recounted receiving news of her son’s shooting at 7 PM. By the time she arrived, Rex had already died from his injuries.

Rex and a friend were heading home when police dispersed protesters with teargas. An officer reportedly shot into the crowd, hitting Rex.

“His friend found him bleeding heavily and asked nearby police for help, but they refused,” Gilian said.

Rex died from excessive bleeding after spending over 20 minutes seeking medical attention. He was declared dead on arrival at Bliss Medical Centre.

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, at City Mortuary, demanded action against the Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome and the officer responsible for Rex’s death.

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has launched an investigation.

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