Ipoa launches probe into City Park killing

Kinyuru Munuhe @kinyurumunuhe

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority(Ipoa) has launched investigations into the controversial killing of a woman at City Park in Nairobi by police.

Ipoa’s probe is parallel to an ongoing homicide investigation undertaken by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers at Parklands Police Station.

“Ipoa yesterday dispatched its Rapid Response Unit to investigate the incident with a view to establish circumstances of the shooting,” said Ipoa director of communications Dennis Oketch.

Administration Police constable William Chirchir from Makadara Police Station and his Industrial Area Police counterpart Godfrey Kirui are said to have fired 15 bullets into the vehicle of Janet Waiyaki and her nephew Bernard Chege. The officers are said to have approached the parked car after being alerted by a private security guard.

Waiyaki later succumbed to her injuries but Chege is still undergoing treatment. An autopsy conducted on Waiyaki revealed that she died from internal bleeding.

“There was a bullet on the lower back which went through the liver and lodged in her right lung. She died of internal bleeding,” said Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor (pictured).

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