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IPOA to investigate alleged police brutality case in Kisii

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has commenced investigations into the
alleged killing of a 28-year-old man by police in Kisii.
The victim; Bramwell Jimmy Chakunza was allegedly assaulted by police officers from Kisii
Central police station after he was arrested for flouting the COVID-19 curfew measures.
He later succumbed to injuries on Tuesday morning while receiving treatment at Nyanchwa
Adventist Mission Hospital.
Nyanza Regional Police Commandant John Muiruri says IPOA and the Internal Police Unit
postmortem had taken over the matter.
“We expect to receive postmortem results by Thursday. On behalf of the Police force, we are
sorry for what happened. The Inspector-General of Police is keenly following up on the matter.”
South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro and businessman Okengo Nyambane who led Wednesday
protests in Kisii town called for speedy investigations.
Osoro called for calm among the deceased’s friends saying the Law Society of Kenya and the
National Police Service had taken over the matter.
"A lot of people aren't being treated equally and are not given equal opportunities. Police
brutality is a huge thing that needs to be addressed," said Okengo.
Nominated MCA Eric Janganya called on police officers in the county to slow down on what he
called arbitrary arrests.

By Frank Akunga

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