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Ipoa launches probe on Eastleigh police killings

Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa) chairman Macharia Njeru. PHOTO | FILE
Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa) chairman Macharia Njeru. PHOTO | FILE
The Independent Police Oversight Authority (Ipoa) has launched investigation into the brutal killing of two suspects by police in Eastleigh.

The Independent Police Oversight Authority (Ipoa) has launched investigation into the brutal killing of two suspects by police in Eastleigh.

The authority’s investigation has been prompted by a video footage circulating on social media that captured a detective in plain clothes executing an unarmed suspect in full public view.

The video shows a police officer shooting multiple times in broad daylight at a man lying on the ground as members of the public watch in Eastleigh, Nairobi.

Nairobi County Police commander Japheth Koome confirmed the Friday incident, saying the suspect was wanted for killing two police officers from Kayole and Soweto last month.

“Ipoa has noted socil media reports of an incident in which two suspects were allegedly summarily executed by persona said to be police officers in Eatleigh area in Nairobi.

“Ipoa this (Saturday) morning dispatched its Rapid Response Unit to investigate the incident with a view of establishing circumstances of the shooting and if there is culapability ensuring those responsible face the full force of the law,” the authority said in a statement.



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