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Officers suspended - IG Mutyambai assures Kenyans of justice for Kianjokoma brothers

IG Mutyambai issues statement

Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and the Kianjokoma brothers

Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has assured Kenyans that there will be justice for Kianjokoma brothers - Benson Njiru and Emanuel Mutura.

In a statement on Monday, IG Mutyambai revealed that action had been taken against the officers involved in the killing.

"Good morning, first, my sincere condolences to the Kianjokama family. IPOA has concluded investigations on the matter and forwarded the file to the DPP for action. Meanwhile, all the officers have been suspended with immediate effect to pave way for prosecution.

"I assure you that justice for the Kianjokoma brothers will be served, but this can only be done if we allow the proper due process to take place with concrete evidence that can stand a trial in the court of justice," the IG's statement read.


Uhuru's Order

On the day of their burial, President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered security officials to investigate how Emmanuel Mutura and Benson Njiru died in police custody.

Former Manyatta OCS Adullahi Yaya and former Embu North OCPD Emily Ngaruiya who were recently transferred had claimed that the two brothers died after jumping out of a police vehicle to escape arrest.

However, a postmortem conducted at Embu Level Five Hospital revealed that they died of injuries inflicted by a blunt object.


The autopsy also showed that the victims had multiple injuries in the heads and elbows.

The two went missing after they were reportedly picked by police at the Kianjakoma shopping center in Embu on August 1 for breaking curfew regulations. Their bodies were later found at Embu Level 5 Hospital Mortuary on August 3.

Twitter users have also demanded for the resignation of Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Interior & Coordination of National Government Fred Matiang'i as well as the Inspector General of Police, Hillary Mutyambai citing that cases of police officers killing innocent Kenyans is on the rise.

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i visited the brothers’ family on Wednesday, August 11 accompanied by Attorney General Kihara Kariuki, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and senior security officials.


"I was briefed on the case and I am looking into the report. I do not want to say what we shall do but we shall follow the law.

"I promised the father we will do all we can to get justice and follow the direction the report will point us to," Matiang'i said.


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