A two-year-old girl who was shot during the NASA anti-IEBC protests in Kisumu is out of danger and has been discharged from the hospital.
The girl, identified as Shantel Mary Kageha, had a bullet lodged in her left shoulder. Medics at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital operated on the girl on Monday night and successfully removed the bullet.
Speaking to the Nation, the girl’s mother, Lydia Kageha said her daughter suddenly fell down as she played with other children outside their house in Nyamasaria.
“She was crying. We thought she had been hit by a stone by one of the children she was playing with. When we checked, we found her bleeding. We rushed her to hospital where an x-ray showed there was a bullet in the neck,” she said.
She wondered how the girl was shot as there were no protests in Nyamasaria.
“We suspect it was fired from Lower Manyatta, where some people were engaging with the police,” Ms Kageha said.
NASA on Tuesday suspended the daily demonstrations to attend to those injured during Monday’s protests. The demos resume today.