Police Slammed Over On-going Extrajudicial Killings in Mathare
Political leaders in Mathare Sub-County have now condemned the on-going extrajudicial killings in area orchestrated by the police officers pursuing suspected criminals.
In an interview with Ghetto Radio News Hospital ward Member of County Assembly Patrick Musili Mbangula says that the killings have become rampant and that they will not take them lightly.
“I have buried many youths gunned down by police officers especially from Pangani and it is something that is becoming a norm ….as leaders we want to pursue the root causes of all the extrajudicial killings in this area because if we don’t then we will not have a generation,” he said.
He has called on the government to help them empower youths blaming the increased crimes on unemployment.
“We need to have a deep conversation on the ways possible to empower our youths …most of them are jobless and that is a factor that has largely contributed to high levels of crime in Mathare,” he added.
Meanwhile Starehe Police Boss Julius Kiragu has shot another stern warning to criminals in Mathare saying that he will not relent nabbing them.
According to Kiragu they have no mercy for criminals and they can only urge them to reform or relocate from Mathare.
“It’s true we have declared war on criminals …Mathare can be a better place without criminals and truth be told we shall not harbour them,” he said.
He further clarified that those gunned down in the recent incident at Kosovo bridge were two suspects not four as was reported earlier.
“We were tipped by a good Samaritan that there were some criminals robbing Mama Mboga at Kosovo bridge, our officers rushed and accosted them they were four in number with two motorcycles….our officers ordered to surrender but they refused…our officers reacted faster and managed to gun down two …Others escaped and we are still pursuing them,’’ Kiragu said.