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Rights defenders wants Inuka police station investigated


Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) wants Inuka police station in Likoni, Mombasa investigated for gross human rights violations.

MUHURI says the police station has turned out to be a ‘killer’ zone with police officers in charge of the station recklessly beating locals.

MUHURI Rapid Response Officer Francis Auma said the Organisation has recorded a total of 10 human rights violation in less than two months with the police officers directly involved.

According to Mr. Auma, the situation is worsening day by day with many gross human rights violation reported to the organisation.

“We have recorded one death of a minor Matano Masoud, a 17 year old form two student,” said Auma.

Auma noted that the most recent incident was that of 66 year old George Mburu who was hit hard and his left leg broken.

Mburu had visited the police station to report on a theft case where people well known to him robbed him of his mobile phone and money.

“So if you have a case to report then you only risk your life by reporting it to Inuka police station. So what’s the importance of such facility in the community?” posed Mr. Auma.

Mburu who after allegedly beaten by the Inuka police officers, the same police officers carried him to a nearby private health facility, they dumped him while bleeding profusely.

“Though the doctors at the facility asked the police officers to write a statement about the incident, they ignored and left me at the mercies of the doctors,” said a teary Mburu.

Though Mburu was never discouraged by such inhuman actions from the ‘Utumishi kwa wote’ officers and he proceeded to Likoni police station to report on both the theft and victimisation from Inuka police station.

“I was chased like a dog at the Likoni police station and could not report my predicaments,” he painfully revealed.

MUHURI has already filed a complaint to the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA).

“We are not relenting, actions must be taken against rogue Inuka police station officers,” said Mr. Auma.