IPOA now begins probe into shooting of a seven year old boy and an expectant woman in Embakasi

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BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,29TH NOV 2017-Independent police oversight Authority IPOA  has launched investigations into the shooting of a seven-year-old boy and an expectant woman in Pipeline, Nairobi on Tuesday November 28.

In a statement sent to the press on Wednesday   by IPOA head of Communications Dennies Oketch, the authority says it had  dispatched its Rapid Response Unit to investigate the incident with a view of establishing circumstances of the shootings.

“If culpability will be established, ensuring the officer responsible faces the full force of the law,” head of communications Dennis Oketch said in a statement on Wednesday.

The boy was shot dead as police battled NASA supporters who were to hold a prayer rally at Jacaranda grounds on Tuesday.

Another person sustained a deep cut to the head during the incident that has resurrected claims of the presence of Mungiki militia.


Oketch said after concluding the investigations, the Authority will make recommendations and forward the investigation file to the ODPP for his attention.

“Investigations for elections-related cases are at an advanced stage. We will make known the findings on conclusion of the investigations,” he added.

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