Kenyans have taken to social media to join concerned netizens across the globe in condemning the brutal murder of 46 year old George Floyd by police in the US.
George Floyd, an African, American man was killed by Minneapolis police on 25, May.
As seen on a video that was posted by an eye witness, which has since gone viral, George Floyd is seen crying for help as he lay on the ground, with a policeman pressing his knee against his neck and the tarmac.
“I can’t breathe, please let me stand” He cries out.
The police had alleged that George Floyd, who was not armed at the time of the incident, had resisted arrest.
Protests broke out in Minneapolis on Tuesday after the viral video showed police suffocating Flyod to death.
Online petitions have also been started to call for George Floyd’s killers to be charged with murder.
Below are some of the tweets shared under the trending hashtags #BlackLivesMatter
#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #GeorgeFloydWasMurdered #SayHisName
David Ewagata: I can’t breath… I can’t breath…”
These words marked the end of a life- unfortunately, not in isolation but one among many, many others. With that, George Floyd exited from a world that has discriminated him and his ‘kind’ for eons. They’re definitely falling hard and fast- Ahmaud Arbery… Amy Cooper… and just when we are waiting to inhale, George Floyd goes, “I can’t breath…. I can’t breath…”… and right in our eyes he departs while his neighbors watch. JusticeForGeorgeFloyd
Maryanne Nyambura :Watching George Floyd beg for his dear life was one of those videos you wish to unwatch but it’s too late you can’t.
Victor Mwalakha Muniafu: Justice MUST be served in the George Floyd case
Rotich John: The moment George Floyd invoked his mother in his cry just before he pass off before he died under the knee of the law enforcer, the heavens heard his cry. Now, even the leaders cannot speak.