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Mutyambai: “Investigations into death of Kianjokoma brothers complete, file forwarded to DPP”

Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai says investigations into the mysterious deaths of Kianjokoma brothers have been concluded.

Speaking on Monday morning, August 16 during #EngageTheIG forum, Mutyambai said “IPOA has concluded investigations on the matter and forwarded the file to the DPP for action.”

The police boss further revealed that all police officers who are involved in the case have been suspended to pave way for prosecution.

Benson Njiru, 22, and Emmanuel Mutura, 19, were buried on Friday, August 13 at their home in Kithangari Village, Embu County.

The two brothers went missing on August 1 on their way home. They had reportedly closed their family shop earlier to bat the 10 pm curfew, when they were arrested by police officers.

They were found dead on August 3 at the Embu Level 5 Hospital mortuary.


Since then, varying reports have emerged on the cause of their death. Initially, police said they fell off a moving police vehicle after they tried to escape on their way to Manyatta Police Station.

Later, a witness revealed that Njiru and Mutura never alighted the vehicle even after they arrived at the station. The two had allegedly been beaten up and hurdled into the front seat.

Deputy Inspector General Edward Mbugua on August 6 ordered transfer of Manyatta OCS Adullahi Yaya and Embu North OCPD Emily Ngaruiya.

National leaders also came out demanding justice for the two, including President Uhuru Kenyatta who directed Interior CS Fred Matiangi and IG Mutyambai to establish the cause of death and submit a report.

IG’s update comes after social media users urged him to dedicate today’s session to the Kianjokoma brothers.

“I assure you that justice for the Kianjokoma brothers will be served, but this can only be done if we allow the proper due process to take place with concrete evidence that can stand a trial in the court of justice,” Mutyambai added.


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