Witness Spills Beans on Kianjokoma Brothers' Cause of Death

  • 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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  • A witness has disclosed events leading to the disappearance and eventual death of two brothers in Embu's Kianjokoma area.

    The brothers, Benson Njiru Ndwiga, 22, and Emmanuel Mutura Ndwiga,19, were allegedly beaten up by police before they were ferried to an unknown place.

    In a statement, the witness narrated that Mutura was the first to be arrested. The officers were allegedly roughing him up when his elder brother, Ndwiga, came to his defence.

    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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    “They had hit him on the head and he was lying unconscious. One officer then hit Ndwiga and he fell on the ground," the witness stated.

    The two were then allegedly ushered into the front seat of the police vehicle, and driven to Manyatta Police Station.

    Upon arrival, the other suspects were asked to alight. However, the two brothers never left the police vehicle.

    "We did not ask where they were being taken to but we thought that they were being driven to hospital," the witness added.

    Police officers at the station have since alleged that the brothers jumped out of the moving vehicle.

    The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has launched investigations into the matter. The authority vowed to make recommendations once the investigations are over.

    Autopsy results on the two showed that the two died as a result of multiple injuries which could have been caused by a blunt force trauma.

    They had multiple bruises to the left and right arms.

    Various leaders and members of the public have demanded speedy investigations and those found culpable brought to book.

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