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IG Mutyambai Speaks after the Needless Police Killing in Lessos, Promises Justice for Kenyans

marvin_lukulu 06/25/2020

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Speaking to the press this evening at his office in Jogoo House, Inspector General of Police, Hillary Mutyambai has ordered the interdiction of the police officer who shot a man in Lessos for not wearing a mask. The officer is currently in custody awaiting to be arraigned in court.

The IG continued to condemn the actions of the officer and said that tomorrow DIG, director of internal will visit the scene and supervise the investigations.

"we do not condone irresponsibility by police service, person involved will be accountable...tomorrow, DIG, director of internal affairs unit, will visit the scene and supervise the in investigation." - He said.

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The incident angered residents of Lessos and they responded with riots, blocked Kapsabet-Eldoret and burned down a house belonging to a senior officer in the region. This, IG Mutyambai has discouraged saying taking the law into their hands is not the way to go. He promised that officers will take responsibility for their actions.

He finally, said that the President has been briefed on the matter and Kenyans should rest assured that justice will take its course.

Earlier today, the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA), Chairperson Anne Makori said they had launched investigations to the incident.

"IPOA learnt of an incident in which police this morning allegedly shot a man dead at Lessos Trading Center in Nandi County.Consequently, on its own motion, IPOA dispatched its Rapid Response Investigation team, which is already at the scene and has initiated investigations into the matter with a view of establishing how the shooting happened and if the force used was necessary," she said.

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