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Family wants answers as to why police arrested relative

09 September 2014, 22:57

Kwale - A family wants the police to explain why they arrested their relative on Monday evening and locked him at Diani police station.

The family had searched for Rashid Kipuza all over without tracing him until on Tuesday morning when they found him at the cell.

They wondered why police had not recorded any statement so far over his arrest.

Speaking in Kwale on Tuesday Mwanaisha Shee said her in-law was arrested at Ibiza area on Monday around 6:00 PM before he arrived at his house.

“We are still in darkness as to why our relative was arrested without even a single explanation that is not fair,” she said.

The police, Mwanaisha said they proceeded to his Ukunda home where they searched his house before escorting him to the police station without saying a word to the family.

“Police did not found anything in his house and we are still wondering why they targeted him because he is a person with a clean record,” she said.

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She said that police confirmed on Tuesday morning of holding the father of seven but refused to give reasons for his arrest.

“We also managed to see him and he said that police have not asked him to record any statement. There is no statement also at the police station showing why he was arrested and that is disturbing us as a family,” she said.

Mwanaisha said they want justice for their relative since they are worried on the turn of events.

She said their relative although looked safe and not beaten up by arresting police there should be reasons behind his arrest instead of holding him at the police station.

Msambweni deputy OCPD Samuel Gathirwa could not confirm why the man was arrested saying there are many people arrested everyday at Diani police station.

Asked reasons behind the arrest of Kipuza the officer couldn’t respond and instead disconnected the call to avoid more questions.

It is not clear why the suspect was arrested although sources claims that they might be among other suspects lined up over killing of two government officials at Shamu last week.

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