IPOA to investigate murder of inmate
Created awarenessMuthaura said between 2012 and 2013, the number of cases reported to the authority was 524. Between 2018 and 2019, the cases had risen to 3,237. “People are reporting cases of police brutality because IPOA has created awareness against the vice and opened offices in the grassroots,” Muthaura said. She revealed that several officers who had been found guilty of using excessive force on suspects had been jailed. “A couple of weeks ago, the OCS in Ruaraka was jailed for life for killing a suspect in police cells,” Muthaura said. In a separate interview, Amos Amunga, a legal officer at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), said his office was reviewing the murder of popular Kalenjin musician Diana Chelele. Mr Amunga said Eric Musila, an officer, was set free by the High Court after the murder due to shoddy investigations. He said the DCI was reviewing Mr Musila's file with a view of filing fresh charges against him. “The judge said the investigation was poor. We are revisiting that case,” Amunga said. In his ruling, Judge Richard Mwongo noted that the prosecution had failed to fill many gaps in Chelele's murder case. He said it was unsafe for the court to convict Musila based on little evidence.
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