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IPOA Launches Investigations Into Shooting Incident in Lessos as Death Toll Rise to Three

GudahiEnock 06/25/2020

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The International Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) has launched investigations into the shooting incident in Lesos, Nandi County.

In a statement to newsrooms on Thursday, June 25, IPOA said it has already deployed it's Rapid Response Investigation team.

"IPOA learnt of an incident in which police this morning allegedly shot a man dead at Lesos trading centre in Nandi County," said IPOA chairperson Anne Makori.

"Consequently, on its own motion, IPOA dispatched it's 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 was necessary," she added.

Cpl David Kipsang Bett on the morning of Thursday, June 25, shot dead 40 year-old Lazarus Tirop for allegedly not wearing a face mask.

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The move angered residents who then took to streets pretesting the brutal killings by police officers.

The irate members of public the torched a house belonging to Lessos Officer Commanding Station (OCS) as they protested.

Already three people have succumbed to bullet injuries after two others were shot dead by police who engaged rowdy members of public.

This comes at a time when there has been poor working relationships between police officers and members of public.

Inspector general of police Hillary Mutyambai a few days ago asked members of public to share videos of police brutality for actions against rogue officer.

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