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IPOA: 10 GSU Officers Who Killed 4 Protestors Along Nairobi-Mombasa Highway To Face Murder Charges

Back in June 2, 2022, four people were shot dead and three others seriously injured during protests at Masimba in Kajiado County.

The demonstrators, who had barricaded the Mombasa-Nairobi Highway, were protesting the increase in human-wildlife conflict in the area.

Police said the protests turned ugly when the demonstrators hurled stones at a GSU lorry that was heading the Mombasa direction.

Following an investigation by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA), ten GSU officers including their commander will be charged with murder and causing serious injuries

This comes after IPOA opened investigations into the deaths of the four people.

IPOA dispatched a team to the area as part of the efforts to gather information on what transpired.

Irate locals had barricaded the road for hours cutting off the transport corridor as motorists and transporters watched helplessly.

Multiple eyewitnesses confirmed that three of the demonstrators died on the spot after the GSU officers opened fire on them, while the fourth victim died while he was being rushed to hospital.


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GSU IPOA Independent Policing Oversight Authority Mombasa-Nairobi Highway Nairobi-Mombasa


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