Two police officers found guilty of murdering AP, his 2 relatives


Two police officers found guilty of murdering AP, his 2 relatives

In Summary

  • Police Constables Benjamin Kahindi Changawa and Stanley Okoti reportedly shot and killed Administration Police Constable Joseph Obongo and his two relatives - Geoffrey Mogoi and Amos Okenye - in Kangemi.
  • Constable Obongo was attached to the late Bomachoge MP Joel Onyancha.
  • According to a statement from IPOA to newsrooms on Thursday, the three deceased persons were alleged to be robbery suspects during the October 7, 2014 incident.

Two police officers attached to Kabete Police Station have been found guilty of murdering an Administration Police officer and his relatives.

Police Constables Benjamin Kahindi Changawa and Stanley Okoti reportedly shot and killed Administration Police Constable Joseph Obongo, attached to the late Bomachoge MP Joel Onyancha, and his two relatives – Geoffrey Mogoi and Amos Okenye – in Kangemi.

According to a statement from the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) to newsrooms on Thursday, the three deceased persons were alleged to be robbery suspects during the October 7, 2014 incident.

“Following the shooting, IPOA acting pursuant to its statutory mandate under Section 7(1)(a) and 25(1) of the IPOA Act launched investigations on 7th October 2014 to unravel the circumstances that led to the deaths, and to establish whether the Police Officers were justified in the use of their firearms,” reads the statement from IPOA Communications Director Dennis Oketch.

“IPOA concluded investigations and recommended to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), murder charges and on 27th April 2015, the DPP concurred with IPOA’s recommendations.”

While delivering her judgement on Thursday, Justice S.N. Mutuku found the two police constables guilty of murder.

Sentencing was set for November 7, 2018.

For Citizen TV updates
Join @citizentvke Telegram channel



Video Of The Day: On Viusasa, now you can download your videos and play them back later

Story By Wycliffe Nyamasege
More by this author