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Police officers linked to the death of Kianjokoma brothers arrested, driven to Nairobi

by | Aug 17, 2021 | Latest News | 0 comments

Six police officers linked to the murder of two brothers in Embu County have been arrested and transfered to Nairobi, authirities authorities have confirmed.

The suspects were driven to the city where they would record their statements and interrogated before being arraigned in court on Tuesday, August 17.

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Benson Njiru, 22, and his younger brother Emmanuel Mutura, 19, were found dead on August 2, three days after being arrested at Kianjokoma for allegedly breaking COVID-19 rules. .

The arrests comes hours after Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji ordered the arrest of officers linked to the death of the two brothers.

In a statement on Monday, Haji said their detention will help avert interference with investigations.

“The fact that the deaths ostensibly occurred while the deceased were in the custody of police officers calls for a full and fair investigations to establish the circumstances which led to the deaths,” Haji said in the statement.

Earlier on Monday, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority recommended the officers be charged with murder.

IPOA chairperson Anne Makori said the authority also recommended the officers surrender any government stores in their possession, including their firearms.

“Besides murder, the Authority is pursuing other charges including negligence in performance of duty that may have been committed by any other officers,” Makori said.

IPOA also recommended that the six officers involved and their commanders be readily available whenever required by the investigators.

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In addition, the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai had announced the suspension of the officers.

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