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More Trouble For Inspector David Maina As Government’s Insurance Pay Not Forthcoming

Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi claims that David Maina, a police officer who lost his two arms during Gen Z protests, could find himself unable to handle the situation of being broke and disabled.

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Famous blogger Cyprian Nyakundi claimed on Twitter that the outspoken cop who lost both hands during the recent Gen Z demos in Nairobi won’t receive his compensation soon and will have to wait.

Nyakundi wrote, “Chief Inspector David Maina, who lost his arms during #RejectFinanceBill2024 protests in Nairobi on Tuesday, will have to wait longer for his insurance compensation as the government has not disbursed Ksh 15 billion in premiums meant for police officers.”

This sad news comes amid growing concerns over the welfare of police officers who risk their lives during demonstrations and protests.

A photo of Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei, Tourism CS Dr. Alfred Mutua, David Maina's wife and himself in Nairobi West Hospital

A photo of Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei, Tourism CS Dr. Alfred Mutua, David Maina’s wife and himself in Nairobi West Hospital

Chief Inspector David Maina, a dedicated officer, suffered a tragic fate during the recent Gen Z-led protests against the Finance Bill 2024. The demonstrations turned violent, leading to severe injuries for many, including Maina, who lost both of his hands.

The Finance Bill 2024, which contains unpopular tax proposals, has been a contentious issue. Many citizens, especially the younger generation (Gen Z), have expressed their dissatisfaction through protests over the past four days, with more demos expected to begin Tuesday next week.

The government’s inability to promptly address the compensation issue has added frustration for those affected by the bill and the protests.

Chief Inspector Maina’s situation highlights the broader issues faced by the police force in Kenya. The lack of timely compensation affects the financial stability of injured officers and impacts their morale and trust in the system meant to protect them.

As the government continues to grapple with financial constraints and public dissent, Chief Inspector Maina’s case serves as a reminder of the need for prompt and adequate support for those who risk their lives in the line of duty.

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