Saturday June 6, 2020 – The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Noordin Haji, has issued a stern warning to police officers who are involved in acts of brutality during the ongoing nationwide curfew.
From March 27th, when President Uhuru Kenyatta imposed a curfew, over 21 Kenyans have been killed by police and hundreds injured by rogue elements among the police force.
Speaking on Friday, Haji said that 171 police officers will be charged for engaging in acts of brutality and warned that many will be charged for using excessive force.
“My office has received a number of files from IPOA and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations’ office.”
“We have over 171 files from IPOA alone, and out of that, almost 100 are before court,” said Haji.
The event was attended by the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Security, Fred Matiang’i, Inspector General of Police, Hilary Mutyambai, and leaders from human rights organisations.
Although CS Matiang’i assured the public that all cases will be investigated, he also defended the police saying that they risk their lives in the line of duty and make sacrifices.
“The numbers of police officers we have lost to criminals as well as citizen brutality also reflects the tense relationship between police and citizens,” he noted.
The Kenyan DAILY POST