George Nkencho’s family are demanding a public inquiry into his death and want to know if the garda who shot him is suspended – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

George Nkencho’s family are demanding a public inquiry into his death and want to know if the garda who shot him is suspended




George Nkencho (27) was shot dead by armed Gardai on 30th December last year. Smartphone footage showed Mr Nkencho appearing to lunge with a knife at a Garda the moment he was fatally shot.

Earlier in the day Mr Nkencho allegedly assaulted a Spar shop employee and threatened others with a knife.

Members of the African community, BLM activists and a group calling itself Migrants and Ethnic-minorities for Justice (MERJ) protested for weeks, calling for Justice For George for weeks and mobs were filmed terrorising the local community, attacking local residents and attacking the local Gardai.

According to SkyNews, the sister of Mr Nkencho is now blaming “lack of training” as playing the biggest part in the shooting. She said “I think the main issue here is the training that the Gardai should’ve received in dealing with this type of situation” Ms Nkencho said the shooting “has to do with class, the class of people in society – where they’re from, where they live”.

According to George Nkencho’s family, George was born in Nigeria and moved to Ireland when he was seven years old around 2001. George is survived by his two brothers, two sisters and his mother.

Today, his sister protested outside the Dail and said that the family are demanding a public inquiry into the 27-yr-old man’s death and want to know whether the garda who shot him has been suspended or not after the shooting.

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