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Irresponsible Kaloleni Police officers should be punished-MUHURI

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[From Left-Kaloleni MP Paul Katana, MUHURI's Rapid Response Officer Francis Auma, MUHURI's Executive Director Hassan Abdille and Fahad Changi. Photo/Maxwell Ngala]

The Independent Police Oversight Authority- IPOA has forwarded a report to the Director of Public Prosecution following killing of a teen, 17 at Kaloleni, Kilifi County.

In the report IPOA faulted police for killing Katana Kazungu a class seven pupil at Ndatani primary school in Kaloleni.

Kaloleni MP Paul Katana said that IPOA has forwarded the report for action though he did not reveal the names of Mariakani Police officers responsible for the shooting of the minor.

Katana’s father Fondo Kazungu said his child had never indulged in crime and was called by friends to push a lorry ferrying stones from a nearby quarry that was stuck in mad when he was shot by Police officers who were trailing the truck and who claimed Kazungu was a criminal.

The incident happened in July this year and Muslims for Human Rights- MUHURI has since been pushing for investigations over the matter to unleash the motive behind the killing.

MUHURI Executive director Hassan Abdille scoffed at the police and urged DPP Noordin Hajj to move with speed and punish the police officers involved.

Abdille said that police have resolved into reckless killings of innocent locals at the Coast and that they should immediately cease such inhumane acts.

Mr. Abdille appealed to Hajj to move swiftly and ensure the culprits are behind bars.

“MUHURI is disturbed by the recent unfolding in the region, youth have been executed by police officers, however the police officers don’t own up their actions, how can you confirm one is a criminal without arresting and conduct proper investigations?” posed Mr. Abdille.

The two were speaking at the MUHURI legal aid clinic in Mombasa on Sunday.

Abdille said that rebranding police officers with new uniform was not enough to change the image and earn public trust.

He said police reforms should solemnly lie in the mind and not in police uniform and that shoot to kill was not a better way to tame insecurity in the region, especially in Mombasa.

Two weeks ago, three youths Kenga Ramadhan 19, Juma Kitsao 18 and Bilal Masoud 17 we killed by Bamburi police officers in Utange, Kisauni Sub County.

Mombasa County Police Boss Johnston Ipara sad that police were only pursuing criminals and not innocent youth as alleged.