, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 29 – Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has ordered an investigation into a police officer accused of defiling a minor in Kisii County.
Boinnet says his attention was drawn by a newspaper advertisement put up by a resident who claims that officers at the Kisii Central Police station have been frustrating the investigation on the case involving a 12-year-old girl.
In the advertisement, Ondicho Hassan Simba claims that the Officer In Charge of the station and his Deputy have refused to have statements recorded on the matter, in a move he says is meant to protect one of their own.
“We reported the matter at the Police station but the OCS and his deputy refused to allow statements to be recorded and have been protecting the said officer,” he complained.
“The Constitution of the Republic of Kenya enshrines that no one is above the law. You took oath of office to defend and protect all Kenyans irrespective of their skin colour, religion or political affiliation and thus justice has hereby not been upheld.”
The officer at the centre of the rape claims was at one point rescued by his colleagues after the mob descended on him with kicks and blows.
Boinnet now wants the matter thoroughly investigated and appropriate action taken if the officer is found culpable.
“I wish that the said police officer should be investigated and charged in a court of law urgently,” he appealed.