IG Boinett urged to investigate murder of NIS officer


Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett

The Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinett, has been urged to investigate the alleged murder of a National Intelligence Service officer killed on suspicion of theft.

Anthony Kimathi was reportedly beaten to death by a mob in Donholm estate when he went to control traffic after members of the public supposedly mistook him for a thief.

Family and friends held a procession in Maua town to mourn the death of the officer who is said to have helped neutralise the Westage terror attack.

Speaking at Kimathi’s burial in Maua, Kimanthi Munjuri said that Boinett has been vocal on other matters but has not uttered a word about Kimathi’s death.

Kimanthi, who is a relative of the late NIS officer, alleged that Kimathi’s murder was a calculated move by certain individuals who wanted him dead.

It is said that the victim’s body had head injuries though the rest of his body had no marks.

He urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene so that the police department reveals the truth behind the officer’s death.

Rufus Miriti, who is the deceased’s uncle, called for speedy investigations into the matter insisting that the family cannot get closure until the perpetrators are brought to book.

He assured the government of the family’s support in pursuing links to Kimathi’s murder.

Meru County Deputy Governor Raphael Muriungi, who attended the burial, asked the NIS and the police ensure that the culprits are found.

Kimathi leaves behind a wife and one son.

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