They are linked to the death of Caleb Otieno at the Changamwe Police Station, Mombasa.
A statement from the Independent Policing Oversight Authority said Otieno died hours after he was arrested on suspicion of having illegal alcohol – Changáa – at Mikindani on September 18, 2018.
Four of the officers were arrested separately in Mombasa and Nairobi, while the other is still at large but has been ordered to surrender.
IPOA investigated the death after the Officer Commanding the Station notified it of the incident.
Police officers are bound to report such deaths and serious injuries.
A postmortem examination showed Otieno died of multiple injuries inflicted with blunt force.
IPOA got witness statements, including police officers who were on duty and others who saw Otieno when he was arrested.
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