The Independent Policing Oversight Authority IPOA now says the family of Melvin Ochieng alias Fwedege who was killed last week by a police officer at Jua Kali area in Embakasi have not filed an official complaint to the authority making it difficult to probe the murder.
According to IPOA, it’s prudent that the family reports officially and must be willing to provide them with all they know about the death of their kin to facilitates investigations.
The area residents claims that Fwedege was killed by a known police man who had ‘problems’ with him and and the slain youth was not a robber as earlier alleged.
‘‘They quarreled over food before a scuffled ensued between him and others who were at the place of his death and it was at that moment that a neighbor rang a police officer who came immediately and shot him twice,’’ Witness narrated to Ghetto Radio News.
Meawnwhile Embakasi police boss Ochieng’ Mirangi maintains that Fwedege was a robber and they have been pursuing him together with two other people who escaped.