6-months-old daughter dies following police beating in Kisumu

6-months-old daughter dies following police beating in Kisumu

- A 6-month-old baby brutalised by police in Kisumu succumbed to injuries at the Aga Khan Hospital

- The girl was allegedly beaten when anti-riot police broke into their house

- Her father broke down when he addressed the media after her death

- He called for justice for his daughter

Kenyans were taken aback on Tuesday, August 15, when news rent the air about the demise of six-months-old baby Samantha Pendo who was admitted at the Aga Khan Hospita in Kisumu.

Baby Samantha Pendo was a victim of police brutality where she was allegedly hit with a club by anti-riot police who are said to have broken into their home as they dealt with protesters.

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Kenyans in their droves vented their anger and frustrations at the heinous and barbaric acts, but no one feels the pain like Samantha's parents.

Dejected father breaks down on live TV after his 6-months-old daughter dies following police beating in Kisumu (video)

Joseph Oloo breaks down after his daughter died Photo: You Tube/Citizen TV

Walking out of the Aga Khan Hospital after doctors confirmed to him that his daughter had passed on, Joseph Oloo could not hold back his tears as he addressed the media outside the hospital.

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"My daughter was not protesting in the streets. We were in the house. We told to vote, go home and wait for the results. That is what we did. But they came, broke into our house and beat my daughter," a teary Oloo narrated.

He demanded justice for his daughter.

Dejected father breaks down on live TV after his 6-months-old daughter dies following police beating in Kisumu (video)

Baby Samantha at the Aga khan Hospital as her worried mother watches on Photo: Courtesy

"Kenyans please help me get justice for my daughter," he said.

Among those who have promised to help Oloo and his family get justice for Samantha is Siaya Senator and lawyer James Orengo.

Orengo promised to make a move after a Kenyan on Twitter asked him to do so.

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