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'I can't breathe': Yasin Moyo's mum joins Mathare march against police brutality

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• Carrying placards condemning the death of Kenyans at the hands of police, they marched the streets.

• The placards had messages including'I can't breathe' - the words uttered repeatedly by African American George Floyd as a white policeman put his knee on his neck for close to nine minutes. Floyd died in police custody.

Hadhija Hussein, the mother of 13-year-old Yasin Moyo, who was killed by a police officer from the balcony of his Kiamaiko home.Hussein joined protests on June 8, 2020 calling for an end to police brutality.
Hadhija Hussein, the mother of 13-year-old Yasin Moyo, who was killed by a police officer from the balcony of his Kiamaiko home.Hussein joined protests on June 8, 2020 calling for an end to police brutality.
Image: MERCY MUMO

Mathare residents took to the street on Monday to protest against police brutality and extrajudicial killings.

Carrying placards condemning the death of Kenyans at the hands of police, they marched the streets.

The placards had messages including'I can't breathe' - the words uttered repeatedly by African American George Floyd as a white policeman put his knee on his neck for close to nine minutes. Floyd died in police custody.

Among the protesters was Hadhija Hussein, the mother of 13-year-old Yasin Moyo, who was shot by police at his home balcony in Kiamaiko during curfew enforcement.

The DPP last week called for the prosecution of the cop involved in the killing.

Under the banner' Mothers of Victims and Survivors Network', those affected directly and indirectly marched through Mathare slums.

Protesters march in Mathare on June 8, 2020 to call for an end to police brutality.
Protesters march in Mathare on June 8, 2020 to call for an end to police brutality.
Image: MERCY MUMO
Protesters march in Mathare on June 8, 2020 to call for an end to police brutality.
Protesters march in Mathare on June 8, 2020 to call for an end to police brutality.
A protester marches to call for an end to police brutality.
A protester marches to call for an end to police brutality.
Protesters march in Mathare on June 8, 2020 to call for an end to police brutality.
Protesters march in Mathare on June 8, 2020 to call for an end to police brutality.
Protesters march in Mathare on June 8, 2020 to call for an end to police brutality.
Protesters march in Mathare on June 8, 2020 to call for an end to police brutality.
Image: MERCY MUMO
Protesters march in Mathare on June 8, 2020 to call for an end to police brutality.
Protesters march in Mathare on June 8, 2020 to call for an end to police brutality.
Protesters march in Mathare on June 8, 2020 to call for an end to police brutality.
Protesters march in Mathare on June 8, 2020 to call for an end to police brutality.
Protesters march in Mathare on June 8, 2020 to call for an end to police brutality.
Protesters march in Mathare on June 8, 2020 to call for an end to police brutality.
Protesters march in Mathare on June 8, 2020 to call for an end to police brutality.
Protesters march in Mathare on June 8, 2020 to call for an end to police brutality.