A High School student was shot dead on Tuesday by a stray bullet fired by a police officer at Onger market in Nyatike Sub County, Migori County.
Davis Lango Okumu, a Form Two student at Akala Secondary School, was reportedly gunned down by a female police officer.
The officer was among security officers dispatched to control a mob that wanted to lynch a woman accused of pickpocketing a trader at the market.
According to the deceased’s uncle Mr Odira Okumu, his nephew was just taking a stroll within Onger market in the evening when he was shot in the abdomen.
The boy died while being rushed to Migori Level Four Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His body was moved to the same hospital’s mortuary.
Migori Police boss Joseph Nthenge said he was yet to receive a brief on the incident hence could not comment on the matter.
Nyatike Sub-county Deputy County Commissioner Moses Mugambi issued a similar statement saying he is yet to confirm the information.