Residents of Kianjakoma, Embu county welcomed the new OCS, his deputy, and other police officers who were recently posted to the area following the transfer of their predecessors after the death of two brothers who died under unclear circumstances while in police custody.
During the Sunday, September 26 welcome ceremony that was held at ACK Trinity church in Kianjakoma, the officers were prayed for and given donations by locals.
“Your prayers asking for the government to post new police officers to this area have been answered because we have been sent here to take care of your security needs,” the deputy OCS said.
In his address to congregants and residents of Kianjakoma as a whole, the OCS appreciated locals for the warm welcome given to his team.
“We are very grateful because when we came here, there are women from this church who prayed and brought us lunch,” the OCS said.
Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai transferred all the officers stationed at Kianjakoma Police Station following the death of Benson Njiru Ndwiga 22 and his brother Emmanuel Mutura,19.
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In a statement issued to members of the public on Monday, August 16 the IG condoled with the family of the two brothers before issuing the directive.
“Good morning, first, my sincere condolences to the Kianjokama family. IPOA has concluded investigations on the matter and forwarded the file to the DPP for action. Meanwhile, all the officers have been suspended with immediate effect to pave way for prosecution,” Mutyambai said through his weekly session #EngageTheIG.
Mutyambai further assured members of the public that he shall ensure justice is served to the family who buried their two sons on Saturday, August 14.
“I assure you that justice for the Kianjokoma brothers will be served, but this can only be done if we allow the proper due process to take place with concrete evidence that can stand a trial in the court of justice,” Mutyambai said.