Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has directed the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to arrest the police officers allegedly involved in the death of two brothers, Benson Njiru Ndwiga and Emmanuel Mutura, from Kianjokoma in Embu County.
In his statement issued on Monday, August 16, 2021, the DPP directed the National Police Service (NPS) to arrest and present the six suspects in a Nairobi Court.
While issuing the order, DPP Haji revealed that they expect to receive the results of all investigations into thE matter no later than close of business today, August 16, 2021.
“Based on the preliminary investigation report forwarded by the Inspector General (IG), I am shortly directing the IG to immediately arrest and arraign in court, in Nairobi, all officers involved pending investigations by the IPOA to avoid any interference with evidence and or intimidation of witnesses.
“For that reason, and keeping in view the urgency of this matter, we expect to receive the results of all investigations into this matter no later than close of business today, August 16, 2021. We have their assurance and commitment to do so,” the report read in part.
Reports from IPOA reveals that the authority approved murder charges for the six officers following the conclusion of the investigation into the murder case.
The investigators recommended that the six officers who were found guilty of the offence be relieved of their duties from the police force immediately.
“This investigation was informed by Section 25 of the IPOA Act which demands that deaths that occur while in police custody, as a result of police action or are caused by members of the National Police Service while on duty, be investigated by the Authority.
“As it stands now, the six officers face a capital offence murder. This recommendation is not likely to take a different direction,” IPOA stated.
The two brothers passed away under mysterious circumstances after they were arrested by the police officers for flaunting the curfew hours.
The bodies of the deceased brothers were found lying at the Embu General mortuary on Sunday, August 8, 2021.