IPOA LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO TANA RIVER MURDER

IPOA LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO TANA RIVER MURDER

IPOA has received a complaint regarding the death of a man who was allegedly shot dead by police on June 24, in Boka area in Tana River County.
Consequently, investigators started enquiries immediately, including attending a post mortem examination that was conducted on the body of the 27-year-old man.
Initial reports indicate the victim had a confrontation with his father at Bangale market, where the shooting is alleged to have taken place, before the police were involved.
IPOA principal Communications officer Rosemary Kamau said: “Investigations have already commenced with the aim of establishing if the police shot the man and if so, whether their action was justified.”
IPOA is mandated by law to hold the police accountable to the public in the performance of their duties.
It investigates deaths and serious injuries occasioned by police action, make its findings public and also give recommendations.
Section 6 of the IPOA Act, states that its functions are to “investigate any complaints related to disciplinary or criminal offences committed by any member of the National Police Service, whether on its own motion or on receipt of a complaint, and make recommendations to the relevant authorities, including recommendations for prosecution, compensation, internal disciplinary action or any other appropriate relief, and shall make public the response received to these recommendations.”