Autopsy Reveals Cause of Death of Two Arrested Brothers

  • A file image of two brothers who died under mysterious circumstances in Embu County.
    A file image of two brothers who died under mysterious circumstances in Embu County.
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  • UPDATE 14:40: Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua has taken action following the death of two brothers who were allegedly killed in the hands of police officers.

    Mbugua ordered the transfer of Kithangari OCS Abdullahi Yaya and Embu North OCPD Emily Ngaruiya.

    The Deputy IG was visiting the family of the deceased on Friday, August 6.

    “Tumekuja na internal affairs unit. Within one week tutakuwa tumemaliza Investigations,” Mbugua vowed.


    Autopsy results for two brothers who died under mysterious circumstances in Kianjokoma, Embu County, have revealed their cause of death.

    An undated image of a police vehicle at a scene of a crime
    An undated image of a police vehicle at a scene of a crime
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    The results seen by Kenyans.co.ke showed that the two died as a result of multiple injuries which could have been caused by a blunt force trauma.

    The postmortem was conducted by pathologist Martin Mwangi at the Embu Level V hospital morgue in the presence of the deceased's family representative John Ndwiga.

    The brothers, Benson Njiru Ndwiga,22, and Emmanuel Mutura Ndwiga,19,  had multiple bruises to the left and right arms. More samples were taken from the bodies and will undergo further tests.

    "We believe the truth will come out soon. As our family, we are crying to the government to do investigations and bring the culprits to book so that our late children can get justice," Nthiga stated.

    Irate residents in Embu County took to the streets to demand justice for the two who are believed to have died while in police custody.

    During the protests, one person was shot dead by police officers.

    The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) indicated that it had deployed investigators from its Nairobi headquarters to beef up their Meru Rapid Investigations counterparts who launched their investigations.

    IPOA warned members of the public of taking matters into their own hands by attacking the police and damaging of property.

    "Once investigations are concluded, the authority will make recommendations, including prosecution if criminal culpability is established on the part of the police officers involved," reads an excerpt of the statement.

    Police officers have distanced themselves from the incident saying that the two died after jumping out of a moving vehicle.

    Embu residents overturn a police car during protest (right) and light bonfires.
    Embu residents overturn a police car during protest (right) and light bonfires.
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