The mother of 19-year-old boda boda rider Leonard Komora who was shot dead on Wednesday for allegedly trying to gain forceful entry into a Kenya Navy base in Mombasa has demanded for justice to be served.
According to the victim's mother, Martha Njeri, her son was a humble, hardworking, law abiding citizen.
She expressed pain over the manner in which her only son was killed, terming his death a painful one.
"My child was badly hurt. He died a painful death. It is saddening (Ameumia vibaya huyo mtoto. Amekufa kifo cha uchungu sana. Yasikitisha)," Njeri told Citizen TV amid tears.
Although the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) claimed Komora was shot on the basis of trespassing, the mother feels it was a plan to put blame on her son.
Njeri added that her son completed his secondary education last year and it was his first time doing boda boda business.
"He finished form four last year. He had not even enjoyed the money from the boda boda. It is his first time. How will you feel and it is your only child? (Amemaliza form four mwaka jana. Haja enjoy pesa za boda boda. Ni mara yake ya kwanza, utajiskiaje na ni mtoto wa kipekee?)," Njeri said.
The area residents including the deceased's colleagues also called for justice to be served, adding that they will not provide service for the officers.