KENYA’S DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTOR ORDERS ARREST OF POLICE OFFICER WHO KILLED 13-YEAR-OLD YASSIN MOYO MOLTE
Mr Duncan Ndiema Ndiwah, the officer who allegedly shot and killed the KCPE candidate on 30th March 2020, will be arrested and prosecuted.
The officer was enforcing a 7 pm to 5 am curfew. The curfew brought into force by Kenyan authorities on 27th March 2020 in a bid to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.
Mr Noordeen Haji, the Public Prosecutor, asked Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai to investigate the matter and hand the file over for prosecution.
But there lies a possible loophole. Another police officer will be the one to investigate the police offer.
While we laud the move by the DPP, the ultimate justice lies in proper investigation and just prosecution.
Yassin was with five siblings and mother resting on the balcony of their house in Kiamaiko when two bullets came whizzing.
One of the 7.20 pm bullets hit Yassin in the stomach. He passed on around 3 am while undergoing surgery at the Mama Lucy Hospital.
A report by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) showed that police had killed 15 people and injured 31 others in the process of enforcing the curfew.
May Justice be served.