Boinnet orders MP in suspected police post arson to surrender


Boinnet orders MP in suspected police post arson to surrender

The Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has ordered Mavoko MP Patrick Makau to surrender to police over the Syokimau AP post arson attack.

Boinnet says police want to question the MP on allegations that he led boda boda operators from Mlolongo to the Syokimau AP post on Tuesday where the irate protesters torched the camp where lawyer Willie Kimani and two others were detained before being murdered by unknown persons.

“We are looking for him and he should give himself up wherever he is if he has not already done that. He knows what he did and that was completely wrong,” said Boinnet.

Boinnet was speaking during a visit at the National Police Service Forensic Laboratory at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters along Kiambu Road.

Boinnet observed that the facility will enhance evidence analysis in the country, a challenge that has affected the criminal investigation processes in the past.

On Thursday, police revealed they were looking for Makau and his Personal Assistant to record a statement over the torching of Syokimau AP Camp by a group of boda boda riders and activists.

Police claimed the Legislator led the mob to the camp, where human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josphat Mwenda and their taxi driver Joseph Muiruri were held before being brutally murdered by unknown people and their bodies dumped in Ol-Donyo Sabuk River in Machakos County.
A team of detectives said they had been to the MP’s house, but could not find him, while his mobile phones were switched off.

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