Carilton Maina given post humous honour by Arsenal before Cardiff City win

Carilton Maina given post humous honour by Arsenal before Cardiff City win

- Carilton Maina has been honoured by Arsenal after the unfortunate incident that led to his death

- The Kenyan who is a firm supporter of the Gunners was gunned down by police in Kibera on December 22, 2018

- The north Londoners took their time to pay tribute to the dead just before their EPL clash against Cardiff City

Arsenal paid emotional tribute to late Kenyan fan Carilton David Maina by featuring him on their match day programme against Cardiff City.

The 23-year-old was said to have been shot dead while returning home in Kiberia from where he went to watch the Gunners beat Burnley on December 22, 2018.

Reports claim that the officers were said to have received a distress call in the area regarding a gang of youths terrorizing residents.

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In a statement on the program, the north Londoners revealed that the news of Maina's death came as a shock to them and added that they were unhappy about it.

Arsenal to pay tribute to Kenyan fan who was shot by police in Kibra

Arsenal to pay tribute to Kenyan fan who was shot by police in Kibra. /Carol Radull

"Maina adored Arsenal and watched every match he could. He was also a talented player, recently a goalkeeper Gor Mahia FC, and was also a TedEx presenter, role model, future leader and was loved all," stated the Arsenal FC official program.

"Carilton's tragic death showcases how extra judicial killings are endemic in Kenya, especially in urban low-income areas.

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"In the past 3 months, Civil society organizations and community justice centers have documented over 30 such cases," said Irungu Houghton, Executive Director, Amnesty International Kenya.

"Statistics indicate that those who are killed are often between 16 to 27 years old," he added.

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"Tonight's official match day programme for Arsenal vs Cardiff hours Carilton David Maina who was shot dead by polices in unclear circumstances," sports personality Carol Radull tweeted.

A goal each from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette handed Arsenal maximum points over Cardiff City at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The Gunners are currently fifth on the log with 47 points after 24 matches - two points better than Manchester United.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsenal vs Cardiff City ended in a 2-1 win to the north London club as they maintained fourth place on the Premier League table.

Unai Emery's side who were knocked out of the fifth round of the FA Cup by rivals, Manchester United, but got back to winning ways as they overcame stubborn Cardiff.

Gabon international and Arsenal's top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and striker partner Alenandre Lacazette scored two second half goals to get all maximum points for the Gunners.

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