NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 6 – Lawyers and human rights organisations in the country have been assured that all culprits behind the murder of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwendwa and cab driver Joseph Muiruri will be brought to book, even as pressure continues to pile on the National Police Service.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet says he is ready to engage the Law Society of Kenya and all other interested parties in the ongoing probe, to ensure justice is expeditiously delivered.
“All that is required of police to do in respect to the investigations of that very heinous murder of advocate Kimani and his two companions, will be done to the fullest,” the IG assured.
“We will not spare anybody, whether a police officer or a civilian, who was in one way or the other involved in that incident.”
Bonnet however maintained that there was not hit squad within the National Police Service despite the heinous acts committed by officers.
Lawyers, who were protesting from the Milimani Law Courts to Police Headquarters had threatened to storm Boinnet’s office if he failed to personally receive their petition and address them.
“We want Boinnet! We want Boinnet!” the lawyers chanted after the National Police Service Spokesman George Kinoti attempted to calm them down and instead receive the petition.
After some time, IG Boinnet appeared, and it had to take the intervention of LSK Nairobi Branch Chairman Charles Kanjama for the lawyers to give him a hearing.
“Come out, we are not dangerous,” the lawyers were heard shouting. “I know you are not dangerous neither I’m I dangerous… I believe that,” the IG responded.
He applauded the lawyers for carrying out their demonstrations in a “civil manner” but condemned the arson attack on the Administration Police Camp in Syokimau, where lawyer Kimani, his client and taxi driver were detained before being murdered.
“It is not right at all because that camp was set up to serve the public,” the IG stated. “Anybody who did that was wrong.”