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Tobiko directs the arrest of four officers for murder and indecent act charges


Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has been directed to order the arrest of three police officers due to misconduct.

The officers, Agnes Mwendwa Magiri, Sarah Wachira and Brian Ochieng Onyango, have had charges preferred against them by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

This is on recommendation by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa), which also recommended murder charges against another officer, Hillary Nyatodo Oyugi, for allegedly shooting dead one Julius Karanja Mwangi.

The shooting of Mr Mwangi reportedly took place at his home in Murang'a County on November 2, 2014.

DPP Keriako Tobiko is said to have concurred with the Ipoa recommendations on Ms Magiri and Ms Wachira to face charges of subjecting a minor to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.

The two officers were linked to an incident that saw a then Form Four girl student from Kanyama Secondary stripped naked at Kiangwaci Police Patrol Base during a strip search where bhang was found.

The girl's naked photos, taken by officers at the station, were later leaked on social media.

The two officers working under the Sagana Traffic Base had stopped a mini-bus hired by students who were heading home for the August holidays.

"The DPP concurred with Ipoa's recommendations and directed that Magiri and Wachira be charged for the offence of subjecting the minor to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment," said a statement from Ipoa.

Mr Tobiko is also said to have preferred charges against Mr Oyugi who shot Mwangi dead at his home. The DPP also directed the arrest of Mr Anyango who is to face charges of grievous assault for allegedly shooting a woman in a matatu on Magadi Road in Kajiado County on September 30, 2014.

The officer was pursuing an alleged robber who had sought refuge in a matatu.

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