IPOA probes alleged Mumias police brutality

By Marie Yambo/Margaret Kalekye

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has urged members of the public to volunteer information to the Authority, following reports of police brutality meted out to members of the public in Mumias area of Kakamega County, arising from the reported loss of Police arms and ammunition, at the Booker Police Post.

Following reports in a section of the media, IPOA Head Communications and Outreach Department Dennis Oketch said the IPOA has launched investigations to determine culpability of offending police officers with a view to making appropriate recommendations.

“IPOA launched investigations to determine culpability of offending police officers with a view to making appropriate recommendations”, read the statement.

Members of the public who witnessed or have information of the alleged police brutality are urged to converge at the Christian Growth Church in Shibale Township to share the information and to officially lodge complaints.

IPOA says the information desk at the church will stay open between 8am to 5pm, starting Wednesday 30th November to the 2nd of December 2016.

The police have been blamed for alleged brutality carried out by security officers during an operation to search for guns stolen from Booker Police Station when armed assailants attacked an officer manning the station.

  

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