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IPOA launches probe into death of Kahawa West man.

The Independent Policing Overnight Authority (IPOA) has launched investigation into the death of a man allegedly killed during protest in Kahawa West, Kiambu County.

The Authority, through its  chairperson Anne Makori said received reports of the death as policeman allegedly responded to contain demonstration over kiosk demolition.

“We will seek to establish whether the deceased succumbed to injuries allegedly caused by police enforcing curfew orders,” she said.

Makori said they have further dispatched a monitory team to observe how the police conducted the management of the demonstration.

“Upon conclusion, if culpability will be found, IPOA will make appropriate recommendation to the relevant state agencies and also update the public on its findings,”

On Wednesday, One person was shot dead as section of residents of Kahawa West demonstrated over the demolition of their property.

Residents who owned Kiosk on the side of the road leading to Kamiti prison from Farmers choice area woke up to find them flattened by Authorities.

This prompted them to stage protest, saying they had not been notified and had lost property worth of millions.

It is the second such death linked to police in a week.

Last week Thursday, protest and chaos rocked Kayole in Nairobi after police officers on patrol allegedly killed a 38-year- old man while enforcing curfew orders.

Statistics reported over the high number of cases leading to death that IPOA is investigating, shows that between January and June this year, 1,324 complaints were filled.

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