Police Found Guilty of Raping GSU Officer

  • The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) concluded its investigations into allegations against the security forces where one was found guilty of raping a GSU officer.

    The alleged rape by a General Service Unit officer happened at the headquarters in Nairobi on February 9, 2017.

    IPOA Chief Executive Officer Joel Mabonga stated: “The officers responsible for this are also expected to be prosecuted.”

    The civilian police watchdog affirmed that it had forwarded a report and its recommendations to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko for action.

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    Furthermore, police were found culpable for the alleged killing of Baby Samantha Pendo, Stephanie Moraa, and 11 others who died during the electioneering period.

    Six-month-old Pendo was reportedly hit by police with a baton on the head at after forcing their way into her parent's home in Nyalenda, Kisumu, on August 15.

    Moreover, the report also faulted the police in the case of nine-year-old Stephanie Moraa Gisemba, who was fatally shot as she played outside her home.

    The officers were further blamed for brutality against students at the University of Nairobi and the Commander who was in charge of the operation is expected to be prosecuted.

    "We submitted a report to the National Police Service Commission for stern disciplinary actions against the responsible Commander," Mr Mabonga stated.

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    The IPOA findings come a day after a report, released by the International Police Science Association and the Institute for Economics and Peace, ranked the Kenyan police force at a dismal 125 out of 127 in the world.