A disturbing video making rounds on the YouTube has emerged exhibiting some law enforcement officials executing two suspected criminals of their custody.
NTV Kenya confirmed the incident which occured on Friday, March 18, unfolded in the course of a well-lit street, after the officers had arrested the duo whereas reportedly robbing a woman of her telephone.
The law enforcement officials believed to be connected to Pangani Police Station, a suburb in Kenya capital Nairobi, had been seen ordering the suspects to lie on the bottom earlier than going forward to shoot them at shut vary.
Within the video, one of many law enforcement officials had fired two photographs on the already motionless suspects. The video clip ended after the photographs had been fired.
It was later revealed that the 2 suspects purportedly belonged to a gang of 4 robbers, who had mounted two motorbikes and ambushed the mentioned girl earlier than dispossessing her of telephone and gold earrings value Ksh100,000.
“A crack workforce of officers drawn from Pangani Police Station and the DCI rushed to Pangani looking for the bikes,” native media reviews mentioned.
Nevertheless, a police assertion made by the mentioned officers claimed they’d challenged the suspects who declined to give up, taking pictures on the officers as an alternative, thereby forcing the ‘killer-cops’ to behave in “self-defence” by gunning them down.
The illegal killing has since drawn an ire within the public, particularly amongst Kenyans, who’re clearly miffed on the heightened spate of extra-judicial killings within the nation, with civilians and human rights teams accusing police of making use of extreme pressure on suspected criminals.
Native media’s makes an attempt to achieve the Nationwide Police Spokesman, Bruno Shioso, had been futile as each calls and texts went unanswered.