A family from Riosugo Sub location, Bassi Borabu location in Bobasi Constituency in Kisii county has appealing to the Kisii county governor James Ongwae to arrest and arrest and prosecute his reinforcement officers who killed their kin.
It is alleged that the Late Moses Moiro Nyakundi, was killed by county reinforcement officer’s manning the Nyacheki checkpoint on the busy Keroka – Kisii road on 20th April 2018.
The family alleges that the reinforcement officers flung a wooden rungu on the late Nyakundi’s motorcycle leading to a crash causing his death and injuring his pillion and another pedestrian.
Through Sifuna Advocates in a letter addressed to the inspector of police and the county government, the family wants the county to identify the said officers who were on duty and sack them or avail them for immediate prosecution.
The incident that sparked a series of demonstrations in Nyacheki town with demonstrators accusing the officers of negligence and repeating the same even after causing death.
“The tragic incident resulted in a serious uproar from the community and a series of protests have been held over the same. The county governor was involved at some point and he gave an assurance the concerned individual had been ‘sacked”. But nothing has so far been made”, said part of the letter.
However, Speaking on Anonymity to Gusii star, one of the family member says that there has been attempts by top county officers who are asking the family to accept compensation. So as to cover up the perpetrator’s to go scot free.
“What we are only asking is justice to be done. We want the area OCPD, and other relevant agencies to commence investigations and assist in immediate arrests and prosecution”, said the source for fear of reprimand.
According to statistics availed to The Kenyan Correspondent , about 20 to 50 Cyclists are harassed in Kisii County within a month and with several cases not reported to the relevant authorities across the county.
Bonface Nyataya who operates his motorcycle within Nyacheki says that the case is only but a few of the daily harassment they go through.
“It is not the First time we are getting such cases from the county askaris. But we are worried.
They are usually fond of harassing, beating traders without any action being taken against them” he told The Kenyan Correspondent.