IPOA opens probe into police shooting of Kakamega man
The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has launched an investigation into the death of Collins Ndombi, who was allegedly shot dead by police officers in Kakamega on Monday, November 7.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Authority said it had dispatched a Rapid Response team to the scene of the shooting to begin a probe into the mater.
Ndombi, 25, was allegedly shot dead by police officers who were pursuing a suspected thief at Kambi Mwanza market.
“Preliminary inquiry established the fatality, and as part of the investigation, reconstructed the scene of the incident and interviewed police officers,” IPOA’s statement reads in part.
“Today, Wednesday, November 9, our investigators visited Kabras Police Station with the aim of acquiring more information and documentation which would aid the speedy conclusion of the investigation.”
Following the deadly shooting, Ndombi’s family called for thorough investigations and the prosecution of all persons involved.
His parents, Henry and Grace Ndombi, said their son was the family’s breadwinner, and as such, his demise had left a huge vacuum.
IPOA assured Ndombi’s family and friends of conducting thorough investigations into the death and will ensure that justice prevails.
The Authority called for calm as the probe continues.
Missing Voices also notes the unfortunate shooting and joins Ndombi’s family and friends in calling for accountability.
We hope all persons involved in the deadly shooting will be prosecuted in full accordance with Kenyan laws.