Makueni: Activists ask IPOA to probe death of man shot during protests

Human rights activists from Makueni County have called upon Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) to launch investigations into the death of Peter Ngolanye Muthoka, a man shot dead by a police officer at Wote town on Wednesday during Azimio protests.

Activists Justus Mutuku and Daniel Mutunga while addressing the press yesterday blamed police officers for being rogue during the demonstrations, saying that it is against the law.

“This is now the height of police brutality. If you can see this one, these are the live scavengers meaning the police were using live bullets. And when you fire live bullets with the aim of killing, that one is against the law”, Justus said.

On his part, Mutunga urged IPOA to act fast and ensure that the family of the late gets justice.

“We are asking IPOA and other stakeholders in charge of monitoring justice to intervene and ensure that the family gets justice as quickly as possible”, he urged.

Governor Mutula Kilonzo condemned the act, asking IPOA to bring to book the police officer who killed Ngolanye, a 25-year-old man who was working as a water vendor on the outskirts of Wote town.

So far, two people from Makueni County have been shot dead by police officers during the ongoing anti-government protests led by Azimio La Umoja Movement.

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