IPOA yesterday learnt of an incident in which a police officer allegedly fatally shot a student leader at the Meru University of Science and Technology during student demonstrations on Tuesday 27th February, 2018 at Nchiru in Tigania West.
Upon becoming aware of the incident, through its own motion and in execution of
its mandate under Section 5(a, b and c) of the IPOA Act that provides for holding the Police accountable to the public in the performance of their functions; gives effect to the provision of Article 244 of the Constitution that the Police shall strive for
the highest standards of professionalism and discipline among its members; shall promote and practice transparency and accountability; shall comply with constitutional standards of human rights and fundamental freedoms; shall train staff
to the highest possible standards of competence and integrity and to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms and dignity; and shall foster and promote
relationships with the broader society, IPOA this morning dispatched its Rapid Response Unit to investigate the incident with a view of establishing circumstances
of the shooting and if culpability will be established, ensuring the officer responsible
faces the full force of the law.
Upon conclusion, the Authority will make recommendations and forward the investigation file to the ODPP for his attention.
IPOA appeals to eye witnesses to the incident to contact the Authority through firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 0792532626 or 0792532627.
DENNIS DANSON OKETCH
Head, Communications and Outreach Department