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Korrompoi Asst. Chief ‘linked’ to Man’s death hands phone to DCI

Assistant Chief Agnes Sayia denies allegation she played part in murder of a reveller
Assistant Chief Agnes Sayia denies allegation she played part in murder of a reveller

Directorate of Criminal Investigations has summoned Korrompoi Assistant Chief in Isinya to record a statement over the death of a man on Saturday.

The officers have already confiscated her phone for forensic purposes after she was adversely named by witnesses, according to the police.

Drinking chang’aa

This is happening after a 48-year-old man died after claims the assistant chief from Korrompoi moved to a home on Saturday night with armed youth to allegedly flush out people she claimed were drinking chang’aa.

In the process, some eight men and three women were clobbered senseless by the youth as the assistant chief supervised the raid by a group of youth.

Assistant Chief Agnes Sayia denies allegation she played part in murder of a reveller
Assistant Chief Agnes Sayia denies allegation she played a part in the murder of a reveller.

One of those injured later succumbed to injuries on Saturday night as nine others were admitted to Galaxy Hospital where they are now receiving treatment.

After the raid, the assistant chief, according to Isinya police boss, Kinyua Mugambi and Oloosidan chief, Stephen Tipanko, called for reinforcement from Isinya police.

Arrest

Tipanko told KNU that he received a call from his assistant chief on Saturday night which claimed she had arrested some people found drinking chang’aa in her jurisdiction but never mentioned the attack by the youth.

What the assistant chief had not told her boss was about the alleged attack. When Tipanko arrived at the scene with the police, they chose to take the injured to the hospital instead of arresting them.

“Isinya deputy OCS instructed us not to arrest the injured people but instead take them to the hospital using the police vehicle in our possession. We, however, took 4 litres of chang’aa which we recovered from the scene,” said Tipanko.

DCI involved

On Monday, the assistant chief, Agnes Sayia, summoned by the DCI in Isinya and was accompanied by her lawyer at Isinya Police Station at midday, after her name was adversely mentioned by witnesses.

Mugambi said several people have already recorded statements.

“The assistant chief will also tell the investigators what she knows about what happened. Most of the eyewitnesses have adversely mentioned her name,” said Mugambi on the phone.

But on Sunday, the assistant chief had accused a local politician of maligning her name and “claiming I was involved in the attack that caused the death of one man”.

Statement

Sayia on Sunday claimed the politician lied to the police by mentioning her name and said she would be ready to record a statement if summoned to do so.

At the time of going to press, police said the assistant chief would be taken in to spend the day at the Isinya police station so she can be arraigned in Kajiado law courts on Tuesday.

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