Samantha Pendo, the 6 month old baby hit by police during violent protests in Kisumu after Uhuru Kenyatta’s win, has succumbed to her injuries.
Samantha Pendo was rushed to the Aga Khan hospital where she was died on Tuesday evening.
Pendo has been in a coma for the past two days following the 2 am incident.
According to Aga Khan medical superintendent Sam Oula the girl died a few minutes after six o’clock.
“The baby suffered internal bleeding as a result of pressure build-up in the head,” Sam said.
The deceased’s mother, Lenser Achieng said the anti-riot police threw tear gas canisters into their home.
She sustained abdominal injuries as she tried to rescue her baby. Her father, Joseph Abanja has asked Kenyans to stand with them in seeking justice for their baby.
Calm has since returned in Kisumu and residents resumed daily routines.
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