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Sunday, 26 July 2020

IPOA to probe shooting of two Garissa residents

KILLINGS: Residents of Garissa run for their lives following protest after the killing of two people by the police on Saturday July 25.. Image: STEPHEN ASTARIKO

The Independent Police Oversight Authority has opened a probe into the shooting of two Garissa residents.

In a statement on Saturday evening, IPOA said ones they are done with the investigations they will make recommendations.

"I appeal to area residents to maintain calm and report all claims against police officers using the toll free number 1559," chairlady Anne Makori said.

The two men were killed and a woman wounded after police fired in the air to disperse a crowd protesting the arrest of a murder suspect.

It started when plainclothes CID officers arrested the suspect who had been on the run for a week, a police officer said, seeking anonymity.

As police were leading the suspect to their vehicle, a crowd gathered, demanding the man be released.

MP Aden Duale condemned the killings as "brutality of the highest level".

“... I ask the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of the national government and the Kenya Police Service to look into this matter urgently and bring to book the trigger-happy cops,” Duale posted.

He added, “The police officers are known and must be held accountable for their heinous action.We shall not rest until justice is found for those departed souls .My sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Madobe and Shibin. May Allah comfort the family during this time of grief."

Garissa Governor Ali Korane also condemned the killing of two residents .

The Governor termed the incident as a cold-blooded and heinous murder, calling on the Interior Ministry to take immediate action against the officers.

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