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Two people were killed and 63 arrested across the country for various electoral and penal code offences between April 13 and 27
This is according to the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet.
In a statement through National Police Service Spokesman George Kinoti, IG urged Kenyans to remain peaceful as the country moves to general elections scheduled for August 8.
Mr Kinoti said on Friday that, a total of 24 cases were recorded in different counties during the period.
“Out of the two who were killed, one had been subjected to mob injustice after being accused of pick-pocketing during the NASA Rally,” Kinoti said.
Mr Kinoti said, the matter was reported after a confrontation between two rival aspirants along Juja Road.
The deceased was stabbed as he displayed posters for a candidate.
Nairobitimez.com can reveal a suspect accused of killing an agent of Starehe Member of Parliament Maina Kamanda was arraigned in court yesterday through miscellaneous application.
The court heard that the suspect, Daniel Kuria Ngariu confronted a group of other young men who were pasting posters for Kamanda on walls of buildings along Juja Road at around 6.00 am on April 26 2017 and attacked one George Ndege.
The court further heard that Kuria was in a group that was pasting posters for Pangani MCA Peter Wahinya Njau.
“The group of attackers were alleged to be armed with pangas and knives at the time of the attack.During the attack George Ndege suffered injuries on the chest and lower jaw, another victim Peter Muchiri was cut on the right lower leg and as Ndege was fleeing from the attack crossing the other side of the road he was hit by an oncoming mini-bus Reg. no KBY 839G,” an affidavit sworn at the Mililani court by an investigating officer Sgt. Charles
“As the country moves to the other phases in the electoral calendar, the NPS urges members of the public to continue maintaining peace,” Mr Kinoti said, as he appealed to all political party contestants to voice their grievances through the established respective party channels.
He assured all Kenyans of the service’s commitment to providing Kenyans with a peaceful and secure environment to exercise their democratic rights of electing their leaders.
Yesterday High Court freed Bishop Margaret wanjiru on a cash bail of 100,000 shillings.
This is after she moved to the higher court under a certificate of urgency through his lawyer Kennedy Ochieng saying that the magistrate court erred in law by detaining her for five days in police custody.
Judge Ngenye Macharia directed that the application be served upon the DPP for inter party hearing on the 10th of May this year.
He was arrested during the Jubilee Party primaries and charged for malicious damages and creating disturbances.
He was detained for five days until high court intervened yesterday by reviewing the trial court decision.