Human rights lobby Haki Africa has initiated efforts to ensure Bamba ‘killer’ police are apprehended.
The human rights organisation declined to consume police reports that the 17 year old pregnant minor committed suicide inside Bamba police station early February.
Haki Africa Rapid response Officer Mathias Hezron Shipetta revealed that the postmortem report faulted police claims that Margaret Masha Kazungu hanged herself using her piece of cloth.
He said the report clearly indicated that Margaret sustained serious head injuries and showed signs of suffocation.
Mr. Shipetta said the police are highly suspected to have committed the gross human right violation urging for a speedy probe over the matter.
According to Shipetta, the legs of the girl who was alleged to have hanged herself touched the floor of the police cells, a situation that raises many questions than answers.
“Why did the police chase away the mother Joyce Charo before calling her a day later informing her that her daughter Margaret Masha was no more?” posed Mr. Shipetta.
Blood oozed out of her private parts.
Independent Police oversight Authority (IPOA) and Independent Medical Legal Unit (IMLU) officers also witnessed the postmortem exercise.
He said Haki Africa together with Kilifi Social Justice Centre and Kilifi Mums CBO are closely following up on every lead that will ensure justice for Margaret prevails.
“We are also calling on to the Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i to transfer all the police officer operating at Bamba police station, they have proved to be inhuman to locals,” added Mr. Shipetta.
He disclosed that most of the police officers posted at the station only extort money from Matatu and Bodaboda operators and also harassing them.
[Haki Africa Rapid response Officer Mathias Hezron Shipetta during protests against Bamba ‘killer’ police. Photo/Atrash Bwana].
Shipetta also raised grave concerns on the many human rights violation cases allegedly inflicted on locals by police officers from Bamba police station.
IPOA has admitted to have received complaints over the operations of Bamba police station and has already launched its investigations.
Margaret Kazungu Masha has been laid to rest at Nzovuni home in Bamba, Kilifi County.