Slain police boss laid to rest as tributes pour in
SEE ALSO :Police probe murder of Chuka OCSMbugua eulogised Kinyua as an experienced, dedicated and disciplined officer. “Kinyua joined the Kenya Police Service on April 2, 1988 and in his 31 years of service he rose to the rank of Chief Inspector and served in various stations across the country, including Murang’a, Kisumu and Tharaka Nithi,” he said. Kinyua was hacked to death on May 1 as he led two other officers and a police informer to arrest a suspect in the murder of the area chief. General Service Unit (GSU) Commandant Douglas Kanja described Kinyua as a personal friend who was hard working and concerned about his colleagues. “During the Dusit D2 attack, Kinyua would call me frequently to ask if we were okay. This was a colleague who showed concern for his fellow officers,” Kanja said.
SEE ALSO :Death and high drama in Tharaka NithiCentral Region Police Coordinator Judy Lanet and her Eastern region counterpart Eunice Kihiko said Kinyua had paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The slain officer is survived by a widow, five children and one grandchild.
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