IPOA LAUNCHES INVESTIGATIONS INTO ALLEGED FATAL SHOOTINGS

IPOA LAUNCHES INVESTIGATIONS INTO ALLEGED FATAL SHOOTINGS

  on 22nd Jan 2019

IPOA LAUNCHES INVESTIGATIONS INTO ALLEGED FATAL SHOOTINGS

IPOA has learnt of incidents in which three suspected robbers were shot and killed in
separate incidents in Huruma and Mathare areas of Nairobi on 29th October 2018. In Migori
County, an Administration Police officer attached to Kegonga Police Division allegedly
fatally shot a man in unclear circumstances. Six suspected robbers were fatally shot in
Dandora on Sunday 28th October 2018. Further, three others were killed in Kerugoya on
Sunday 28th October 2018; in Yatta, three suspects were fatally shot on 23rd October 2018
and two others were also fatally shot in Burma in Nairobi County on 22nd October 2018. All
these deaths were allegedly committed by police officers on duty.
On its own motion, and acting pursuant to its statutory mandate under Section 25(1) of
the IPOA Act that requires the Authority to investigate deaths and serious injuries caused
by Police action, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has launched
independent investigations into the incidents with a view of unravelling the circumstances
that led to the fatal shootings, and more particularly whether the police officers were
justified in the use of their firearms.
The various matters are under investigations. Upon conclusion, if culpability is found, the
Authority will ensure the responsible officers face the full force of the law through
appropriate criminal and/or disciplinary recommendations to the Director of Public
Prosecutions and other suitable Government Agencies.
IPOA remains committed to being independent, impartial and fair in all its operations.


Related Articles / Opinions

Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Wrong Place, Wrong Time

My son had a daughter and a new born baby girl.  He

Articles   on 29th Aug 2018
We Shine a Light For Kenya’s “Mavoko Three”
We Shine a Light For Kenya’s “Mavoko Three”

On 30 June 2016, some 300 civil society representatives and other protesters

Articles   on 23rd Jun 2017
We Are Not Criminals
We Are Not Criminals

Other than the 2002 poll, every election in Kenya since the introduction

Articles   on 23rd Nov 2017

MOST VIEWED ARTICLES

MOST VIEWED OPINIONS

MOST LISTENED TO PODCASTS

Sorry. No data so far.

Icon
153enforced disappearances
Icon
285Extrajudicial Executions
Icon
438total verified
Icon
1732Unverified Data