Our sons weren't terrorists, families of slain men insist
SEE ALSO :Drugs, fake money and wanted tycoonThey now want the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) to probe the two incidents, saying the men were victims of extrajudicial killings. "This was extrajudicial killing. We want an independent probe because the police account of the two incidents do not add up," said Muhuri in a report. According to Muhuri, up to 30 people have been killed by police since 2017. Police have denied extrajudicial killing claims, saying the suspects were dangerous criminals who disobeyed an order to surrender. Nyali Sub-county Police Commander Simon Thirikwa said Mohammed alias Modi, hurled a grenade at the police before he was gunned down.
SEE ALSO :How rich criminals buy police protectionBut Muhuri has refuted these claims, saying Mohamed was executed. “Witnesses said police removed him from his room, already dead and did not confiscate any weapon or explosives,” states a report by Muhuri. According to Muhuri's Rapid Response Officer Francis Auma, key witnesses interviewed said five police officers flashed out Mohamed's neighbours before they stormed his house. “When we visited the crime scene, the ferocity of the murder was all over. There were bloodstains on the corridor, door, walls and water jerricans,” said Mr Auma. According to Muhuri, Mohamed was shot at close range.
SEE ALSO :Nani ataka kuuza tena mwambao wa Pwani?But Mwanyiro's family has denied the claims, insisting he was murdered by police. Mohamed Khamis, the family's spokesman, said Mwanyiro's body had a broken wrist and bullet holes in the chest, head and neck. “Mwanyiro was shot at least six times. If one is a criminal let the police arrest and charge him,” said Khamis.
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