We hold you criminally responsible- Orengo tells Matiang'i and Boinnet

This is after cases of police brutality witnessed in NASA demos

Speaking at Capitol Hill to the press, Orengo said that the demonstrations were being carried out in up to 20 counties including Homa Bay, Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

The senator stated that the demos were started peacefully until they took a turn for the violent in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Bondo, Homa Bay and Migori.

He alleged that counts of people were attacked by the police attempting to break the protests resulting in several injuries, damage of property and the deaths of three protesters in Bondo.

“The three killings were in Bondo town, where police shot dead three unarmed men at close range and completely without justification,” Orengo said.

He continued to say that one senior officer claimed that the deceased were killed while trying to invade a police station. Orengo added that one officer then said that they were shot in the process of looting and another stated that they were gunned down because they were attacking a police officer.

“Our supporters on the ground say that none of these theories being advanced by the police is true.” He continued.

The lawyer said that the Odinga led party and their supporters hold Interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i and Police Inspector General Joseph Boinnet criminally responsible for the deaths.

“They have authorised the use of militia and killer gangs to kill NASA supporters… and this Nairobi Business Community is part and parcel of this gang which is operating as a militia,” said Orengo.

The presence of these suspected militia led Orengo to believe that Matiang’i and Boinnet are criminally responsible for the crimes against humanity being meted out on NASA supporters in the name of preserving public order.

He accused the CS and IG of hiring the gangs, dressing them in police fatigues and arming them to conduct a systematic attack of NASA supporters and leaders.


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