Girl shot in Mathare during riots buried

Nine-year-old Stephanie Moraa, who was shot dead in Mathare during riots two weeks ago has been buried in Isecha, Manga in Kisii County.

Her parents, Damacline and George Mokaya described her death as a blow to the family and demanded justice for their daughter.

“We want the circumstances surrounding her death to be investigated,” said Mr Mokaya who accused the government of not even paying the family a visit to condole with them.

He described his daughter as “brilliant” saying he had banked his hope in her.

Mr Mokaya claimed those who killed his daughter had wanted to take the body but Mathare residents and human rights activists stood with them.

He urged churches and the clergy to pray for the country to maintain peace.


Moraa’s mother said her daughter’s death had left a big gap in her heart.

“She is the only daughter I played with, (we) ate together and laughed together,” she said in her tribute.

The mother of two said she could not understand how her daughter could die as result of a political struggle she knew nothing of.

Family members said all they want was the government to come clean on the matter.

Mr Mokaya Ingare, the grandfather to the girl urged the government to compensate the family for the loss.

The parents believe their child was shot by police pursuing protesters, who had come out to demonstrate against the announcement of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the General Election.

Police deny firing the bullet, although they claim they have launched investigations into the matter.

Family demands justice for their daughter.

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