Trailed, killed and body dumped for seeking justice
The late was allegedly chased away from an AP camp when he went to find out the shooting of his first born son, 24.
One of the victims, a 51-year-old doctor was allegedly battling with a case related to the murder of his 24-year-old son, a day earlier. The late, identified as David Chege, was following up on the murder of his son identified as Ngugi, allegedly executed by Administrative Police officers from Kinyago AP camp.
David Chege’s body was founded dumped with three others - who have not been identified - last week Thursday as the cause of the death remains unclear.
When contacted, the accused police officers said the slain’s son was a notorious criminal and that he was found with a toy pistol after the shooting.
On its part, the family of the late says their son’s case was of mistaken identity. They have accused the police of planting the toy gun on the suspect. Chege had earlier stormed the police camp and demanded information on the shooting.
Earlier, it is alleged that the police at the camp lobbed teargas canters to the four who went to probe the murder at the police camp, where they sought to know the fate of his son.
Yesterday, Chege’s family urged the Director of Criminal Investigation attached at Kikuyu to expedite investigations into the incidences and in the Kinyago AP officers over the murders of duo.
They said Chege was killed after he threatened to sue the police.
Last week, Kenya was ranked top in Africa in cases of police shootings and extra-judicial killings of civilians according by Amnesty International.
The report titled: ‘The State of The World’s Human Rights 2016/2017’, indicates that by October 2016, out of the 177 cases of extra-judicial killings in Africa, Kenya accounts for 122 of them.
According to the report, some of the abuses were committed by security agencies in the context of counter-terror operations, others by unaccountable police officers and other security agencies.
“Police used excessive and lethal force to disperse demonstrators calling for fair election practices. Political opposition, anti-corruption groups and other civil society activists, as well as journalists and bloggers, were harassed. Families in informal settlements and marginalized communities were forcibly evicted from their homes,” the report reads.
Sampled was the case in which Willie Kimani, a lawyer with a legal aid charity, his client Josphat Mwendwa and their taxi driver Joseph Muiruri who were abducted in June last year at an unknown location.
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