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Killers of woman in Mathare slums may soon be known

By Standard Digital | July 19th 2013

By Standard Digital Reporter

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has launched investigations into the alleged shooting of a woman by police in Mathare during an operation to arrest drug traffickers last week.

Protests are reported to have ensued in the area after the killing of the 24-year-old Peris Waithera who was said to be in her house when she was fatally shot.  

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority Act (No. 35 of 2011) requires the civilian oversight authority to investigate deaths and serious injuries that occur as a result of police action and make recommendations for prosecution, disciplinary action or rectification of policy and procedures of the National Police Service.

IPOA will investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting and independently review any police investigations that may have been initiated into the death. The Authority has a team of investigators who will conduct the investigations.


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