The six police officers that are accused of killing the Kianjokoma brothers past curfew hours were yesterday arrested and arraigned before court.
The six officers have been identified as corporal Benson Mputhia, Consolata Kariuki, PC Martin Wanyama, PC Lilian Cherono, PC Nicholas Sang, and PC James Mwaniki.
The officers were brought before the Milimani law courts. The two brothers are represented by the Law Society of Kenya led by their president Nelson Havi.
Benson Njiru and Emmanuel Mutura died mysteriously in the hands of the police but autopsy results showed they succumbed to blunt severe head injuries.
The two have since been buried in their father’s farm in Kathangari, Kianjokoma in Embu County. The independent police oversight authority (IPOA) had recommended for their suspension pending investigations enforcing what the inspector of police Hillary Mutyiambai had earlier ordered.
The court ruled that the six officers will remain in custody for 14 days pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigations by the director of public prosecution and the directorate of criminal investigations.
This is to prevent them from interfering with witnesses and the available evidence because they are in the system and their colleagues might be tempted to sway the evidence in their favor.
The six police officers will face murder charges for killing two innocent men in cold blood when their crime was that they were found in town past curfew hours.
What has just happened to the officers is sending a clear warning to other rogue cops that nobody is above the law and taking an innocent life of a Kenyan just because you are a police officer will not help you to evade justice.
The recent killings help to remind Kenyans that our security is not guaranteed by the Government and we need to continue demanding for the best from the leaders we elected to legislate the best laws that will improve the governance and security of all Kenyans.