Kianjokoma Murder: Wambora calls for prosecution of officers


Embu Governor Martin Wambora has called for the arrest and prosecution of officers involved in the suspected murder of two brothers in Embu County.

Addressing the press after visiting the boys’ family Friday evening, Wambora faulted the move by Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua to transfer senior police officers at the Manyatta Police Station, saying transfers are not enough and that police officers who will be found culpable of the mysterious deaths should be arrested and prosecuted.

Wambora who is also the Council of Governors chairman said legal action against the perpetrators will give solace to the bereaved family and residents of Kianjokoma village. 

Mbugua Friday transferred Sub-County Police Commander Emily Ngaruiya and Officer Commanding Post (OCS) Manyatta Police Station Abdulahi Yaya.

He was speaking in Embu on Friday, as the investigation into the alleged murder of two brothers, Benson Njiru Ndwiga, 22, and Emmanuel Mutura Ndwiga, 19, by police officers attached to the Manyatta police station continues.

He was accompanied to Embu by Cecily Mbarire and Runjenjes MP Eric Muchangi, among others.

The chair of the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA), who was also present at the briefing, stated that officers from the Authority were already looking into the matter.

An autopsy performed on Thursday at the Embu Level 5 hospital ruled out the possibility that two Embu brothers who died in police custody died after jumping out of a police car.

The move by the DIGP comes as residents have been engaging the police in running battles and riots, following the mysterious deaths of the two brothers who had earlier been arrested by the police for contravening curfew regulations.

The residents barricaded the road entering Kianjokoma trading Centre as they demanded arrest and prosecution of those involved in the deaths of Benson Njiru, 22 and Emanuel Mutura 19.

The residents alleged that the police were behind the brutal deaths of the two sons of John Ndwiga whose bodies were found at Embu Level Five Hospital Mortuary.

One person was shot dead on Thursday in the riots.


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