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DPP Haji directs immediate arrest of six police officers allegedly involved in deaths of two Embu brothers

By , People Daily Digital
Monday, August 16th, 2021 18:47 | < 1 min read
Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji at a past event. Photo/PD/FILE

Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has directed the Inspector General of police Hillary Mutyambai to arrest six police officers suspected to have been involved in the deaths of two Kianjokoma brothers.

Benson Njiru Ndwiga and Emmanuel Mutura Ndwiga are said to have died at the hands of police officers who had arrested them for flouting Covid-19 protocols.

The two were laid to rest on Friday, August 13.

In a statement released on Monday, August 16, DPP Haji instructed Mutyambai to put the six officers in police custody immediately so that they cannot interfere with evidence and or intimidate witnesses.

The six were on duty the day the two brothers died.

“Based on preliminary investigations forwarded by the Inspector General of Police, I am shortly directing the IG to immediately arrest and arraign in court, in Nairobi, all officers involved pending investigations by IPOA to avoid any interference with evidence and or intimidation of witnesses,” Haji said.

The statement by Haji came minutes after IPOA released a statement regarding investigations into the deaths of the two brothers.

As recommended by IPOA, the six police officers involved in the deaths of the two brothers should immediately be relieved of their duties and be arraigned to face murder charges.

IPOA noted that the six officers will face capital offence charges since according to their investigations, the case is not likely to take any other direction.

The six officers have also been directed to surrender government stores, which include firearms, as soon as possible.

The six will be required to avail themselves before IPOA immediately in the event they are needed.

IG Mutyambai earlier in the day announced that the six officers have been interdicted to allow the rule of law to take its course.