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IPOA investigates allegations of police killing protesters in Kasarani

The Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) has launched a probe on allegations that police killed a protester on Wednesday in Kasarani.

Kasarani Sub-County Police Commander (SCPC) Muthuri Mwongera Speaking on Thursday during a press conference confirmed that one person died during the Kasarani-Mwiki road protests.

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“There was only one fatality and not two and only after the postmortem we will know what happened. Five officers were injured and three are still admitted in critical condition while the other two were discharged,” he said.

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Carol Muinge IPOA officer told a local radio station that her team was on the ground to establish the facts of the killings before they take action.

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.“We need the family to get in touch with us and give us the details of the victim, his name in order for us to authenticate the claims,” said Muinge.

Transport has been paralyzed in the area since Monday as residents protested over the poor state of a major link road in the area.

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