DCI Unmasks Criminals Who Caused Chaos During Opposition’s Protests

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Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has launched Investigations into acts of violence committed by criminals during the opposition’s demonstrations held on March 20, 2023.

In a statement, the agency said the criminals who took advantage of the demonstrations were captured on camera destroying public property, attacking innocent members of the public and hurling projectiles at police officers who were on duty protecting life and property.

As a result, property of unknown value was destroyed while 33 officers suffered injuries of various degrees, and some are still recuperating at various hospitals in the city.

“A firearm whose magazine was loaded with 15 rounds of 9mm calibre was also lost by one of our officers, after he was attacked by a gang of a well-coordinated riotous mob, as the officers prevented destruction of public property in Embakasi area of Nairobi County,” said DCI.

The DCI cautioned the public that while the right to assemble, picket and petition is enshrined in our constitution, these rights should be exercised with civility and should not infringe on the rights of others.

Meanwhile, the Directorate is currently on a manhunt for the suspects whose images have been identified, and others are being gathered and shall be updated. They will face charges ranging from the robbery with violence, malicious damage to public property and assault, among other allied offences.

Public members have been asked to volunteer information that may lead to their arrest.

“Alternatively, the suspects are requested to present themselves at the Serious Crimes offices based at DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road or at their nearest police station before close of business today for further action,” added the DCI.

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