NPS releases reports of injured officers, destroyed vehicles, deceased and those arrested
The national police service, NPS releases reports of injured officers, destroyed vehicles , those arrested and one Maseno student who lost his life.
According to the Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome, 24 officers were injured in Nairobi while the other seven were from Nyanza. Destruction of property was also accounted for as well as the death of one student in Maseno university.
“It is regrattable that even after officers restrained themselves, and acted within the law, and effectively contained the situation, rioters invaded Maseno police station, Hulling stones at police officers and property , and in the process we lost one male student from Maseno University.”
” In compliance with the constitution and the national police service act of 2011. We have commenced our investigations into the matter. In addition we remain open to external scrutiny by independent constitutional agencies as we strive to promote and practice transparency and accountability within the police.”
IG Koome has stated that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has launched investigations into the circumstances under which their team (police officers )were injured.
The statement read,”We, therefore, condemn in the strongest terms possible, the unwarranted violence that was meted against our Officers discharging their official duties.”
“We wish to inform the public that during yesterday’s demonstrations, we arrested 25 people, while 7 Officers were injured in Nyanza; while in Nairobi, 10 Police Vehicles were damaged, 24 Officers injured while persons arrested were 213,” read part of the statement.
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