Love and comfort to the families! Akombe mourns protesters

Shujaaz Memorial Concert was held on Sunday at Uhuru Park in their honour.

In Summary
  • Kenya National Human Rights Commission put the figure at 41 and at least 361 injuries mostly due to police action but government said 25 people died.
  • The government said officers who will be found to have used excessive force will be held to account within the law.
Former IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe
Former IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe
Image: FILE

Former IEBC Commissioner Roselyn Akombe has mourned the 41 protesters who died during the recent anti-Finance Bill demonstrations.

The government maintained that 25 people died during violent clashes between protesters and anti-riot police but the Kenya National Human Rights Commission put the figure at 41 and at least 361 injuries mostly due to police action.

The government said officers who will be found to have used excessive force will be held to account within the law.

On Sunday, the youthful protesters popularly known as Gen Z organised a memorial concert at Uhuru Park under the guidance of the likes of activist Boniface Mwangi to honour the fallen protesters.

Notable artistes such as Nameless and former Sauti Sol member Bien were among those who entertained the crowd.

The well attended Shujaaz Memorial Concert was preceded by the mounting of crosses bearing the names of the victims and those yet to be found.

In a message on X, Akombe condoled the families of those who lost their loved ones.

“Forty one young lives cut short and most of them were first borns. The hope of their families. Rest in peace heroes. Love and comfort to the families,” she said.

“Asante Boniface Mwangi and all those that have organized the #SabaSaba #ShujaazMemorialConcert,” she added.

Kenyans eulogised those who died during the protests as heroes who fought for the country to get justice.

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