Agony, fury as Embu brothers allegedly arrested for flouting curfew are found dead
Residents of Kianjokoma , Embu North Sub-county on Wednesday morning held protests demanding justice for two brothers who they allege were killed by police. Speaking to the Standard, family members
Residents of Kianjokoma , Embu North Sub-county on Wednesday morning held protests demanding justice for two brothers who they allege were killed by police.
Speaking to the Standard, family members alleged that the brothers, Benson Njiru, 22 and Emmanuel Mutura were arrested on August 1 by police officers attached to Manyatta police station in Kianjokoma for flouting the curfew.
However, when their father John Ndwiga went to look for them at the police station, they were nowhere to be found only for their bodies to be found at Embu level 5 hospital morgue on August 3.
The brothers in an earlier photo. (Image/Embu Newspaper)
According to the siblings’ family, their bodies were found at Kibungu shopping centre a distance of 10 km from where they were arrested. The brothers’ father, said that his sons had bruises and their faces were swollen which according to him pointed to assault.
However, Embu North Sub-County police commander Emily Ngaruiya denied allegations that the police were involved in the duo’s death adding that a post-mortem would be conducted to determine the cause of death adding that the siblings died after jumping from a moving van.
Benson was a first-year law student at Kabarak University while his brother Emmanuel had just graduated from the Don Bosco Boys training institute.
The siblings’ family is now calling on the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to take up the matter.