The family of the slain Peninna Kaimeti who was killed by Likoni Deputy OCS Joab Omondi last Friday said their kin had no love connection with the slain Senior Police officer.
The family denied that Kaimeti, 28 was Mr. Omondi’s lover as the lady owned a kiosk that she used for her upkeep with her two children
Kaimeti’s brother Dennis Kaburu said his sister has never been into any love relationship with the said Likoni Deputy OCS.
“To date we are yet to establish the motive behind the killing, our sister did not have any love connection with the later Omondi,” reiterated Kaburu.
He also denounced that his sister was a barmaid and that she was shot inside a bar, insisting that the Police officer went to her ‘Muguka’ Kiosk at Mtongwe exterminating her without giving any explanation.
“According to those who witnessed the killing, Kaimeti was seated at her kiosk and the Deputy OCS ordered her to turn off the music and not even my sister could say anything he shoot her killing her instantly and later he shot himself,” revealed Kaburu.
[Haki Africa Executive director Hussein Khalid (Far left), Haki Africa Rapid response Officer Mathias Hezron Shipetta (In Haki Africa T-shirt at the back) with the family of the late Peninnah Kaimeti. Photo/ Ahmed Omar].
Haki Africa Executive director Khalid Hussein said the human rights lobby will team up with Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) to push for a conclusive investigation.
He said the trend was very worrying and needed proper approach for it to be amicably addressed.
“We are equally shocked and disappointed, we want an urgent probe over the matter,” noted Mr. Khalid.
On her part, Haki Africa’s Deputy Executive director Salma Hemed called for psycho-social support for Police officers countrywide.
She said Police officers needed trauma counseling and a platform to open up on what they were going through psychologically since they have been involved in reckless killings especially at the Coast.
“Police officer should also be equipped with counseling knowledge so that before they are posted to their work stations they understand how best to handle themselves and the public while undergoing psychological problems,” noted Ms Hemed.