Two people succumb to injuries inflicted by police in Mumias, even as police announces ksh500,000 cash reward

Two people succumb to injuries inflicted by the police, as KNHCR launches independent investigation into the alleged police brutality in Mumias.

 

Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNHCR) has launched an independent investigation into the alleged police brutality in Mumias, Kakamega County.

Two people have already succumbed to injuries inflicted by the police, while hundreds of residents are nursing serious injuries like broken limbs, while a few have even reported sexual assault under the hands of the law enforces.

51 year old Angelina Okoth succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment at St Mary Hospital in Mumias, while a day earlier a businessman was killed after his shop was set ablaze by policemen searching for the firearms.

Police are currently involved in a major manhunt operation for a criminal gang who raided Boker police station and stole G3 riffles and several rounds of ammunitions’ last weekend.

Residents of mumias have decried the high handless of the police who are going round searching every homestead for the stolen ammo.

A host of leaders have strongly condemned the police brutality, Ford Kenya leader and Bungoma senator, moses wetangula has said the alleged police brutality is unwarranted and even wants the whole operation halted

“Police have no right to use force on innocent Kenyans in the name of searching for stolen guns” he said as quoted by the Nation.

This comes on the background of the national police service announcing a cash reward of Ksh500, 000 for any information leading to the recovery of the stolen firearms and arrest of the gang.

Anyone with information can contact the nearest police station near you or get in touch with criminal investigation offices through toll free lines 999 112 911

The office of the inspector general has announced that it has received complaints of police brutality and as a result, the inspector general has ordered for expeditious institutions of investigation on complaints against excess force by the police.

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