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Another Drama as Police Officers Accused of Killing Kianjokoma Brothers Demands Bodies be Exhumed

Over a couple of weeks ago, the news of the brutal killing of two brothers from Kianjokoma in Embu county by police officers for allegedly flaunting the COVID-19 containment measures have been the topic of discussion as the call for justice intensifies. This resulted in the arrest of six police officers who linked to that murder.Kianjokoma: Police Boss Mutyambai Tours Embu amidst Protest against Alleged  Extra-Judicial Killings ▷ Tuko.co.ke

The six officers, Benson Mbuthia, Consolota Kariuki, Nicholas Cheruiyot, Martin Wanyama, Lilian Cherono and James Mwanikiwere, were arraigned in court to face murder changes and the prosecutor sought more time to detain them as they dust through the evidence for a solid prosecution. Kenyans stage digital protest, demand justice for slain brothers - The  Standard

Just even before that could happen, a new twist has emerged that the said officers are now demanding the bodies of the two brothers to be exhumed. The call was made under certificate of emergency, the officers are demanding a postmortem to ascertain what really might have been the actual cause of death. Six police officers linked to murder of Kianjokoma brothers arraigned -  Citizentv.co.ke

“When postmortem on the cause of death of the two deceased brothers Benson Njiru and Emmanuel Ndwiga was conducted, the petitioners chosen pathologists were not present… this is the prejudice of having a postmortem report procured by the respondents,” reads the court papers filed through their lawyer Danstan Omari.Live Update: Six police officers arraigned in court over murder of  Kianjokoma brothers - YouTube

Through their lawyer, the officers said that the two were being ferried together with other people arrested on the same day, and they tried to jump out of the car, which resulted to their death by succumbing to injuries.

The six officers have since been taken to Mathare hospital for mental assessment.

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Benson Mbuthia Consolota Kariuki James Mwanikiwere Kianjokoma Lilian Cherono

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