Four police officers are set to be charged with the murder of two civilians in Nairobi and Mombasa counties.
In a statement, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority said the four will be charged for the deaths of Said Muktar Ibrahim and Leonard Mramba, who were fatally wounded during separate incidents.
Ibrahim was shot dead at Korogocho, Nairobi on November 12, 2017 while Mramba succumbed to injuries sustained during an arrest at Kisauni, Mombasa on August 15, 2013.
“In Mombasa, Muramba’s demise was subjected to an inquest at the Magistrate’s Court, stated the police oversight authority.
Police Sergeant Charles Mwakio and Police Corporal Julia Kimbiyo will be charged with manslaughter, while Police Constable Peter Kananu will be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding for negligence in the performance of duty.
“In Nairobi, Ibrahim’s demise would be disposed of through a murder trial,” read part of the statement.
Police Constable Lewis Nguyo Msuya who was arrested on Friday is in custody awaiting judiciary proceedings.
On Monday, he was arraigned at the Milimani law courts where his detention was extended by ten days during which the officer will undergo mental assessment.
The Authority has engaged the police command to have another Police officer– a Sergeant – arrested for the offence of accessory after an act of murder.