Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has asked Senate’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee to urgently address the rising spate of arbitrary killing of boda boda riders in Nairobi City County.
This follows the killing of two boda boda riders along Kirinyaga Road and Kasarani on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Rabin Ogeto and Bernard Magwawa were killed in separate incidents by the rogue officers.
“The committee should explain the circumstances that led to the shooting to death by police officers of two unarmed boda boda riders, Mr. Rabin Ogeto and Mr. Bernard Mabwago in broad daylight in the course of their duties on Saturday, 25th September, 2021 along Kirinyaga Road and in Kasarani respectively,” said Sakaja.
Sakaja who made a statement on the senate floor wants JLAC to outline action taken by the Inspector General of Police in regards to the arrest and prosecution of the rogue officers.
“I want the committee to explain why cases of extrajudicial killings have continued despite the public outcry and what strategies have been put in place by the Inspector General of Police to ensure humane, professional and responsible policing,” he said.
Sakaja further wants a detailed report from IPOA on the mitigation measures being taken to end the killings and also what the government is doing with regards to compensation of the bereaved families.
“Give a report from the Independent Policing and Oversight Authority on the mitigation measures taken to end this menace of extrajudicial and what the government is doing to compensate the victims,” said Sakaja.
So far more than 100 men and women have fallen victims to extrajudicial killings in the last 15 months, 50 percent of which took place in Nairobi.
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