Interior CS Fred Matiang'i has taken over the Kianjokoma Brother's case after meeting the victims' family in Embu County on Wednesday, August 11.
Matiang'i, Attorney General Kihara Kariuki, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and senior security officials condoled with the family of the brothers Benson Njiru and Emmanuel Mutura, who died mysteriously hours after they were apprehended by the police.
Speaking to the press, the CS stated that he assured the family that he had received a preliminary report of the case and would follow up once a conclusive one is availed.
"I was briefed on the case and I am looking into the report. I do not want to say what we shall do not to preempt but we shall follow the law.Interior CS Fred Matiang'i meets the family of the Kianjokoma brothers on Wednesday, August 11, 2021
"I promised the father we will do all we can to get justice and follow the direction the report will point us to," Matiang'i stated and added that his office would follow the law in executing recommendations issued by the report.
The CS also prayed for the family before he travelled back to Nairobi from Embu.
The Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) and the Internal Affairs Unit at the National Police Service (IAU) are currently investigating the matter which grabbed headlines.
Eyewitnesses alleged that the two were beaten up by the police before their bodies were dumped near their home. The two brothers had been reportedly arrested for flouting curfew rules.
“They hit Mutura on the head and I saw him lying unconscious. Another officer then hit Ndwiga and he fell on the ground," the witness claimed, adding that they were then driven to Manyatta Police Station.
Police officers at the station, however, alleged that the duo jumped out of the moving vehicle while attempting to escape.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua ordered the transfer of former Manyatta OCS Adullahi Yaya and former Embu North OCPD Emily Ngaruiya after the death of the duo.Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and Attorney General Kihara Kariuki pray with the family of the Kianjokoma brothers on Wednesday, August 11, 2021died death arrest killed
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