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Matiang’i on the spot as MP Tobiko demands accountability of lost lives

Kajiado East MP Peris Tobiko breaks silence on the killing of four people in Kitengela on August 8, demand for immediate justice. She spoke in Kitengela town on Monday evening.
Kajiado East MP Peris Tobiko breaks silence on the killing of four people in Kitengela on August 8, demand for immediate justice. She spoke in Kitengela town on Monday evening.
“Your officers are busy taking advantage of the unending curfew hours to extort money from innocent businesspeople, bar revellers and college students delayed by traffic jams late in the evening,” claimed the MP.

MP, Peris Tobiko, became the first politician on Monday evening to condemn the killing of four sports’ bikers in Kitengela on August 8.

The MP also called on the Interior CS, Fred Matiang’i to oversee a complete overhaul of all the police officers in the area.

“Life is sacred and the sanctity of life is cardinal in humanity. There is no justification, whatsoever, to take away the life of innocent young people,” Tobiko said.

She was reacting to news making headlines in social media and media houses in the country after four men; Fredrick Mureithi, 30, his younger brother, Victor Mwangi, 25, Mike George and Nicholas Musa were speared to death as they walked out to such for food for supper.

Innocent souls

After they were killed the local people who participated in the attack of the innocent souls claimed they suspected they were rustlers.

Immediately the news of the murders hit the air, Kajiado County Police Commander, Muthuri Mwongera promised quick action on the suspected killers, as argued that those killed should have been handed to the police “if someone among them had seen them committing a crime”. 

From left is Fredrick Mureithi, his mother Lucy Wanjiru, and younger brother Victor Mwangi in a family re-union in the earlier days.
From left is Fredrick Mureithi, his mother Lucy Wanjiru, and younger brother Victor Mwangi in a family reunion in the earlier days.

But the Kajiado East MP demanded a complete overhaul of police officers in the Kitengela region due to what she termed “their inept response to emergencies and deep-rooted corruption”.

She said the increase in killings/loss of life, loss of property, hijacking and even kidnapping of children with the police just watching the happenings with any action is raising lots of doubt about their ability to provide protection.

An angry Tobiko said: “We mourn the departed young souls and stand with their families at this difficult times. I am touched as a parent for the loss of those very energetic youth.”

Killers

The MP said the killers were still walking freely and demanded a speedy investigation and justice as well as enhance security in areas of Olooltepes, Tuala, Olturoto and Korrompoi.

“Our children today have dreadlocks, tattoos, speak no mother tongue, live in estates and can’t wait for the weekend to take a breather out of town to ride their bikes,” said Tobiko during a press conference in Kitengela town.

She asked: “Were the four young men killed in Kitengela criminals, did the innocent souls deserved to die because of complete lapse in security?” the MP asked.

The legislator told Matiang’i to post police officers to all the posts built by the community and the national government constituency development funds.

“Your officers are busy taking advantage of the unending curfew hours to extort money from innocent businesspeople, bar revellers and college students delayed by traffic jams late in the evening,” claimed the MP.

She told Matiang’i that the people who lost lives in extremely mysterious circumstances are “our children – mine, yours and any other parenting today”.

Interior CS Matiang’i

The MP demanded an explanation from the interior CS to tell the affected families where security agencies were when their children were massacred.

“Where were the intelligence and investigative agencies, police patrols and the entire county security team when innocent human blood was splashed out in the plains by criminals?” she asked.

The loss of lives and livestock, Tobiko said, must be treated separately and independently so that hooliganism and or mod injustice is not camouflaged in the issue of livestock and bandits.

The Isinya sub-county police commander, Charles Chepkonga told the Star on Monday night his officers had made a breakthrough in the investigations on the Kitengela killings.

However, Chepkonga said he would be releasing the findings of the police investigations on Tuesday at 10 am.

 

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