IPOA probing fatal shooting of two suspects by police in Pangani
The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) is investigating the fatal shooting of two suspected gangsters in Pangani, Nairobi.
According to IPOA Chairperson Anne Makori, a rapid response team has been formed to investigate the incident in line with the authority’s mandate to probe deaths and injuries caused by police officers in the line of duty.
“The authority took up the matter on strength of preliminary information, including but not limited to video clips depicting a crime scene which captures what appears to be a shooting and presence of police officers,” the IPOA boss said in a statement.
While underscoring that IPOA remains impartial and fair in all its investigations, Ms. Makori likewise stated that the authority will not hesitate to make recommendations, including but not limited to prosecution, if the findings of their investigations point to foul play on the police’s part.
The two alleged gangsters were gunned down along Dr. Griffins Road after a purported fierce gunfight with Starehe-based Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives.
According to police, the two were linked to a number of violent crimes in and around Eastleigh area.
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