Kiambu Police On The Spot For Shooting An Unarmed Man

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The investigations have begun to establish the mysterious shooting of a man in Kiambu County, central Kenya.

Nicholas Lifede was shot dead on April 8, 2021, by police officers from Kabete Police station.

Kenya's Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has dispatched its Rapid Investigations Team to establish the circumstances that led to the victim's death.

“Investigations are already underway with the authority having already taken some witness accounts and attended the post mortem examination,” read the part of the statement issued by the IPOA.

Upon conclusion of the investigations, the authority said it would make appropriate recommendations; including prosecution in the event of guilt for misusing lethal force is established.

The initial reports noted that the deceased was killed while rescuing his sister, who the officers were assaulting for filming what is said to be an undercover mission.

The officers, who were four in number, are said to have invaded the victim's mother house, searching for documents authorizing their wine and spirits business.

Realizing their mission was being filmed, one of the officers rushed to snatch the phone from the young girl slapping her in the process.

"When he arrived, he went to the officer and asked him why he was hitting the girl and taking her phone. The policeman then hit him so hard that he fell to the ground. He then took him outside the gate and shot him," said the deceased mother.

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