Majengo residents Thika Town are now calling on Independent Policing Oversight Authority IPOA to move with speed and investigate the death of William Ginthenji a 21 year old youth who was shot dead allegedly by the police last weekend.
According to Kevin Njuguna who witnessed the bloody scene, Githenji had brief scuffle with the officers before being short on the chest.
‘‘We were having a nice time and telling stories at our usual base, when the officers approached us and handcuffed us … they then went on and pounced on the deceased before shooting him,’’explained Njuguna.
He also revealed that the deceased was a reformed drug peddler [bhang] and has not been seeing eye to eye with Thika station police officers.
Body of William Ginthenji is currently at General Kago Fineral Home in Thika.
Meanwhile our efforts to reach the police over the matter were futile.