Police launch investigations into invasion of Uhuru family land, Raila firm

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 28 Mar, 2023 16:38 | < 1 min read
Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome.
Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome. PHOTO/Courtesy

The Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome has ordered a probe into the invasion of retired President Uhuru Kenyatta’s family estate on the Eastern bypass and Raila Odinga's company, East Africa Spectre in Embakasi, Nairobi on Monday, March 27, 2023.

The illegal raids saw goons cut down trees and get away with livestock from Uhuru's farm while another group riding on motorcycles attacked the Odinga's company and pelted the building with stones, breaking windowpanes.

In a statement on Tuesday, March 28, the police boss said culprits found culpable of the raid will face the law.

"We received reports of invasion and destruction of a farm in Kiambu county. Relatedly, we received reports of an invasion of a private company within the Embakasi area in Nairobi to which our officers responded swiftly and prevented further crimes. Our investigation into the destruction and injuries caused has begun and those found culpable shall face the law. We are appealing to the public to adhere to the rule of law when exercising their Constitutional rights to picket, petition or demonstrate," part of the statement read.

At the same time, Koome condemned attacks on police officers injured after being caught up in the chaos and mayhem of the anti-government weekly protests called by Azimio leader Raila Odinga.

"The National Police Service has noted with utmost concerns, and therefore strongly condemns, the violent attacks against Police Officers on duty and destruction of property resulting from Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance unlawful demonstrations in Nairobi. Yesterday, Monday, March 27 2023 property of known value was destroyed in Nairobi, including two police motor vehicles and 23 officers that were injured."

Koome further commended the officers "for discharging their duties with the utmost respect for the rule of law as demonstrated by their restraint during the unlawful protests."

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