Six Officers Facing Jail Time Over Police Brutality Charges

  • Police officers and citizens pictured outside Kasarani Police Station. Naomi Theuri reported that her father was missing at the station on May 18,2020.
    Police officers and citizens pictured outside Kasarani Police Station. Naomi Theuri reported that her father was missing at the station on May 18, 2020.
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  • The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has unmasked six police officers facing murder and assault charges. 

    In a statement seen by Kenyans.co.ke on Thursday, June 4, IPOA revealed that six officers will be arrested and arraigned for various serious offences.

    This was after investigations by the oversight body and upon an independent review of the case files by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

    A police patrol cruiser pictured at the Shell area along Kangundo Road in Komarock. May 13, 2020.
    A police patrol cruiser pictured at the Shell area along Kangundo Road in Komarock. May 13, 2020.
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    "Administration Police officer Lotugh Angórita will be charged with murder of the secondary school teacher. The teacher was shot after one of two police officers responding to a burglary incident opened fire at Usigu market, Siaya County.

    "A public inquest on the matter has been going on at the Magistrate’s Court but the ODPP has directed that it be withdrawn in favour of the murder trial." read the statement therein.

    Four police officers, namely, Festus Kiptoo Saina, Boniface Wambura Chacha, Joseph Mwaniki and Nashaon Adera – will be charged for causing grievous harm to AbdiIbrahim Noor.

    Noor sustained a fracture on his leg during an arrest near Gateway Hotel, Garissa by the four policemen.

    Police officer Duncan Ndiema Ndiwa alias Champes will be charged with murder after shooting to death 13-year-old Yassin Hussein Moyo.

    The boy was shot while at the balcony of his parent’s home in Kiamaiko, Nairobi on March 30, 2020 as police were trying to enforce the dusk-to-dawn curfew.

    This coincides with Director of Public Prosecutions, Nordin Haji approving the arrest and prosecution of the said officer on Tuesday, June 2. 

    The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) noted that the evidence is sufficient to sustain trials in courts of law.

    IPOA added that it supports officers in maintaining law and order but will not hesitate to act in accordance with its mandate, on the few bad elements that break the same laws they are supposed to enforce.

    Police in action at Maringo area in South B following fiery demonstrations, May 14, 2020.
    Police in action at Maringo area in South B following fiery demonstrations, May 14, 2020.
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