DPP Haji Goes After 2 Police Bosses Over Death of Kianjokoma Brothers

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    Director of Public Persecution Noordin Haji
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  • The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Noordin Haji has directed the Inspector General (IG) of Police, Hillary Mutyambai to interdict two senior officers over the death of the two Kianjokoma brothers in Embu County.

    The IG was ordered to suspend Embu North OCPD Emily Ngaruya, and the former Manyatta OCS Abdullahi Yaya, on Wednesday, August 18.

    The two officers are to be questioned regarding the murder of Benson Njiru Ndwiga and Emmanuel Mutura, from Kianjokoma in Embu who died at the hands of police.

    The two officers will add up to six officers who are implicated in the murders that have caused uproar across the nation.

    DPP Noordin Haji (left) and the slain Ndwiga brothers from Kianjokoma, Embu County.
    DPP Noordin Haji (left) and the slain Ndwiga brothers from Kianjokoma, Embu County.
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    The six officers were arraigned in Milimani Law Courts at Upper Hill in Nairobi on Tuesday, August, 17.

    It is, however, unclear when the two officers, ordered to be suspended, will be arranged in court, and what part they may have played in the cruel death of the two brothers.

    DPP Haji directed IG Hillary Mutyambai to arrest the six police officers in connection with the murder of the two brothers, on Monday, August 16, following the conclusion of the investigations done by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA).

    Haji had issued the directive in order to prevent the officers from interfering with investigations being carried out by the IPOA.

    The six officers were arraigned in court the following day, on August 17, in a case in which the Law Society of Kenya President, Nelson Havi, and seven other lawyers, appeared for the family of the Kianjokoma brothers.

    IPOA,  on August 17, revealed the names and ranks of the six police officers who are being investigated over the death of the two brothers.

    The six cops charged with involvement in the murders are Corporal Consolota Njeri, Corporal Benson Mbuthia, Constable Lilian Cherono, Constable Martin Wanyama, Constable Nicholas Sang, and Constable James Mwaniki who was the driver.

    The prosecutor of the case requested that the six officers be held in custody for 14 days without bail.

    Six police officers implicated in the murder of two brothers in Kianjokoma in court on August 17 2021
    Six police officers implicated in the murder of two brothers in Kianjokoma in court on August 17 2021
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