President Ruto directs IPOA to issue road-map on ending extrajudicial killings
President William Ruto has directed the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) to furnish the Ministry of Interior and Coordination with a roadmap on how to deal conclusively with extrajudicial killings in Kenya.
Ruto gave the directive on Monday at a State House meeting with the authority, in the presence of the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji.
“You are uniquely qualified to help us define a mechanism to stop this practice,” the president said.
He reiterated his government’s commitment to stop extrajudicial killings in Kenya, a vice that has bugged the country for years.
IPOA’s leadership was present in the meeting, led by the Chairperson, Ms Anne Makori.
The directive comes following the arrest of nine police officers formerly attached to the now disbanded Special Services Unit (SSU) of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
Earlier this month, President Ruth pledged accountability for all rogue police officers who were behind killings and enforced disappearances.
He ordered the disbandment of the SSU and okayed investigations into the unit’s operations.
Court cases are ongoing, as Kenyans await to see justice being served for all families affected by police killings and enforced disappearances.