Mutyambai orders probe into killing of boda boda rider in Meru

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 19 Oct, 2021 10:09 | < 1 min read
Hillary Mutyambai
Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai. PHOTO | FILE

Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has ordered investigation into the killing of a boda boda rider in Igembe North, Meru County.

Patrick Koome was allegedly wounded by a police officer who was pursuing him after he allegedly stole a motorcycle.

“The incident arose during an operation to apprehend the said victim who had allegedly stolen the motorcycle and was on the run,” police say.

IG Mutyambai said the probe will be conducted by the Internal Affairs Unit, whose findings shall guide on the action to be taken.

“We urge members of the public to remain calm and peaceful and allow for completion of investigations,” police added.

Speaking on Citizen Television on Monday night, Police Spokesperson Bruno Shioso said government was in the process of collecting data to understand the problem and bring in solutions to rampant police killings.

“Police officers go through stress at work. The IG’s office has set up a directorate on chaplaincy and guidance and counseling to address the mental health of officers,” Shioso said.