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The Cops Accused Of Killing The Kianjakoma Brothers Want Their Bodies Exhumed

For the past few weeks, the rate of police brutality has risen in Kenya. Some weeks ago, some police officers were accused of killing two brothers who were believed to be innocent. This led to online protests as people flooded the social media platforms to call for Justice. The case attracted national attention and the government had to take some actions. Residents from Embu village also carried out a protest, all in a call for Justice. The DCI carried an investigation that later led to the arrest of six police officers namely Benson Mbuthia, Consolata Kariuki, Lilian Cherono, Nicholas Cheruiyot, James Mwanikiwere and Martin Wanyama. The six were then taken to court to be arraigned.

While in court, the police officers argued that the two brothers were being taken to the police station by a police van when they tried to escape. The two are then said to have succumbed to the injuries they got during the escape attempt.

The six officers also said they want the bodies of the two brothers exhumed in order to have a clear post-mortem conducted to determine the true cause of their deaths. This has left many people puzzled.

The officers were also taken to Mathare Hospital for a mental checkup. The have also requested the court to allow them to get back their phones in order to send money to their families and also to pay their lawyers.

source: https://citizentv.co.ke/news/six-police-officers-accused-of-killing-kianjokoma-brothers-want-the-bodies-exhumed-13097827/

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Embu Kenya Lilian Cherono Martin Wanyama Nicholas Cheruiyot

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