Kenyans on Twitter and Facebook flooded the DCI pages questioning why the investigative agency had edited its post with some questioning the circumstances behind the shooting of two suspects.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) came under fire after it edited a report posted on its social media pages in regard to the fatal shooting of two suspected gangsters and the subsequent recovery of Sh1.1 million and firearms in Murang’a.

The DCI pulled down its initial tweet alongside which it had attached images showing the legs of the two suspected gangsters who had allegedly been killed after engaging in a shootout with police officers.

The agency later reposted images of guns allegedly used by the criminals and money recovered in the incident raising eyebrows among a section of Kenyans.

The new images elicited mixed reactions with Kenyans questioning how the men engaged the police in shoot out as reported by the DCI yet they were in handcuffs.

IPOA launches investigations into the killings

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority has launched investigations into the shooting of two men in Murang’a county. 

In a statement, Ipoa said it has since established that police action resulted in the loss of two lives. 

“The Murang’a county commander, Mr Ali Nuno has since notified the Authority’s Regional Office in Nyeri, of the incident. This is in line with the provisions of the NPS Act,” the statement read

IPOA also said the authority has dispatched a Rapid Response Team from Nairobi to beef up Nyeri regional investigators during the course. 

“The Authority shall take appropriate action including recommending to the Director of Public Prosecutions the prosecution of any person found culpable. In all its investigations, IPOA is impartial, fair, and transparent,” the statement read.

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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