He was going about his business in the company of his two friends when members of the ‘Nairobi Business Community’ brutally descended on him.
16 year old Gabriel Odhiambo was targeted by a mob because he was thought to be a NASA sympathizer who had gone to welcome Raila Odinga at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The crowd attempted to circumcise him after beating him up using all manner of crude weapons. One of his friend managed to escape from the murderous mob.
The Business Community went on to post photos of the young man on social media with his pants pulled down.
According Gabriel’s father, the form two student had asked him for money to go shop in Gikomba market in the company of his friends. He later tried to reach him in vain after he learn’t police were engaging police were engaging NASA supporters in running battles.
News that his son was at the Kenyatta National Hospital casualty ward hit him hard. His photos had been circulated on social media with some demeaning comments.
Luckily Gabriel survived.