Family in Kibra seeks justice for son allegedly killed by police

A family in Kibra is seeking justice after their son was allegedly killed by police officers in the area.

23-year-old University of Leeds student, Carilton David Maina, was shot dead over the weekend.

The deceased was on long holiday and had returned to the country to visit his family.

His love for football earned him a scholarship at the UK College soon after clearing his high school education at the Maseno School in 2013 where he emerged with an A plain.

Maina’s mother said he had come to visit her to discuss his academics as he had stayed longer than expected but the discussion was never to be.

Maina was shot by police officers despite reports that he had surrendered; a case local residents believe is another extra judicial killing incident that shouldn’t go unpunished.

Meanwhile, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) says it has already launched investigations into the alleged fatal shooting of Carlton.

The statement signed by IPOA head of communications Dennis Oketch says they launched the investigations on Monday to unravel circumstances that led to the fatal shooting of Maina.

IPOA says upon conclusion of the investigations, if the evidence assigns culpability to the police, it will make criminal or disciplinary recommendations to the Director of Public Prosecutions and other suitable government agencies.

This comes shortly after Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet asked IPOA to expedite investigations into the shooting incident.

On its twitter handle, the National Police Service further assured the public that the Service, just like in similar instances in the past, will enforce the recommendations’ by IPOA.

Elsewhere, Amnesty international Kenya says it has welcomed the Police statement that they will enforce the outcome of the investigations in to the murder of 23-year-old University of Leeds student, Carilton David Maina, by Police.

In a statement, the organization’s executive Director Ir?ng? Houghton called on the Independent Policing and Oversight Authority-IPOA and the Internal Affairs Unit to thoroughly investigate the fatal shooting of Maina by an Administrative Police Officer.

Houghton said now that the National Police Service has confirmed that an Officer was involved, the Officer involved must surrender his weapon for ballistics analysis and file a comprehensive report.

He also called on Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss George Kinoti to investigate the matter after he recently declared that his agency will have zero tolerance for police officers that break the law.

Amnesty international says over 180 cases of extra judicial killings in the country have been documented by human rights organizations and the media so far this year.

Ten police officers including an Officer in Charge of a Police Station have been convicted this year for abuse of office.





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