Crime buster Rashid Ahmed petitions court to stop his prosecution

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On Wed, 30 Nov, 2022 11:26 | < 1 min read
Former crime buster Rashid Ahmed petitions court to stop his prosecution
Sergeant Rashid Ahmed (left). Pangani Police Station. PHOTOS/Courtesy.

Pangani-based police officer Rashid Ahmed on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, petitioned the High Court seeking to stop the state from prosecuting him over the murder of two alleged robbers.

In an application filed under a certificate of urgency before the High court sitting in Millimani, Ahmed wants the court to issue orders restraining the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) and Inspector General of police from commencing his prosecution on murder charges next week on December 8 pending the hearing of his case.


Rashid, arguably the most feared in Eastleigh and Mathare, is to be charged with the murder of the two after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) approved the charges.

IPOA launched investigations into the shooting of Jamal Mohamed and Mohamed Dahir Kheri following a shooting which occurred at Eastleigh, Nairobi County on March 31, 2017.

“IPOA established that the fatalities were occasioned by police action. Guided by Section 29 (a) of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority Act, the findings were forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions with the recommendation to charge Corporal Ahmed Rashid, with murder,” the IPOA chairperson Ann Makori said.

“The ODPP, after independently interrogating the case file upheld IPOA’s findings that there is sufficient evidence to charge the officer with the offence of murder contrary to section 203 as read with section 204 of the Penal Code,” Makori added.

IPOA moved to the High Court at Milimani, Nairobi and obtained summons against the police officer to attend court and take a plea on December 8, 2022.

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