Man who accused police officer of interfering with Nyakach assault case arraigned


Internal Affairs Unit is a Unit within National Police Service established under section 87 of The ...
Internal Affairs Unit is a Unit within National Police Service established under section 87 of The National Police Service Act, chapter 84 laws of Kenya with the mandate of receiving and investigating complaints against police.

In Summary

  • He accused the investigator of instructing the Pap Onditi OCS not to take any action against the area chief Alloy Okoth.
  • The court was told that his intention was to have administrative action taken against the investigator.
  • Ochuka is further alleged to have informed Mr. Otibine that the investigator leaked secret information to a former Nation Media Group journalist.

Amos Otieno Ochuka was on Thursday arraigned at a Nairobi Court facing three counts of giving false information to a police officer.

It is alleged that he gave false information about Michael Diang’a, a chief investigator in the Internal Affairs Unit.

Ochuka is said to have claimed that Diang’a was interfering with an assault case reported in Nyakach.

He accused the investigator of instructing the Pap Onditi OCS not to take any action against the area chief Alloy Okoth, information that he knew to be false.

The court was told that his intention was to have administrative action taken against the investigator.

He recorded a statement with the John Otibine, told a senior superintendent of police (SSP) in August last year.

In a second count, Ochuka is further alleged to have informed Mr. Otibine that the investigator leaked secret information to a former journalist from the Nation Media Group.

Court papers indicate that he did this knowing that the information was false.

The accused who appeared before magistrate Martha Mutuku denied all the charges and was released on Ksh. 200,000 cash bail.

His case will be heard on August 15.

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