Kirinyaga: Probe after woman is allegedly beaten to death in police custody


Kirinyaga: Probe after woman is allegedly beaten to death in police custody

In Summary

  • Speaking to the media, Gichugu OCPD Alfred Ngeno however said that several people have already recorded statements into the incident at Kianyanga police station adding that it will help in the investigations.
  • Early reports indicate that the deceased was allegedly beaten to death by police officers.
  • Records at Kianyaga Police Station's Occurrence Book (OB) indicate that the woman died of diabetes, a report that has been met with heavy criticism.

Police in Kirinyaga County have launched investigations into the mysterious death of a 21-year-old woman at Githure Administration Police camp in Gichugu Constituency.

Early reports indicate that the deceased was allegedly beaten to death by police officers.

Speaking to the media, Gichugu OCPD Alfred Ngeno however said that several people have already recorded statements into the incident at Kianyanga police station adding that it will help in the investigations.

According to area residents, the deceased was in the company of a lady friend on Wednesday evening at a local bar before a middle-aged man stormed in accusing her of stealing his phone.

The man who has since then been identified as a prison warden later left and moments later returned accompanied  by AP officers who arrested the deceased and took her to Githure Administration Police camp.

It is at the camp that the officers are alleged to have beaten her to death for failing to explain where the said phone was after spending the previous night with the said warden before rushing her to a local private hospital.

Records at Kianyaga Police Station’s Occurrence Book (OB) indicate that the woman died of diabetes, a report that has been met with heavy criticism.

”I saw them while they came to my bar. They were enjoying themselves and no one complained of being sick or having any health complications,” said Joseph Mwaura, the bar owner.

Ngeno however assured residents that justice would be served as no one is above the law.

“We have already moved the senior police officer from Githure AP camp following hostility from the villagers,” said Ngeno.

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