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IG Kimaiyo to order investigation over Baringo banditry

07 November 2014, 22:56 Chepkwony Robert

Mombasa - Tiaty MP Asman Kamama has called on the Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo to order for immediate investigations into alleged violation of human rights by security officers currently involved in flushing out bandits in Baringo.

Speaking on telephone from Mombasa, Kamama said that two incidents in which houses were torched in Chemolingot and Tangulbei last night were executed by police officers.

While declaring his support for the security operation, Kamama said that police should concentrate on looking for the bandits in the bush rather than “harassing” innocent Kenyans in trading centres.

“One of the torched houses belonged to my neighbor. We are shocked that even children are not being spared in the harassment,” said Kamama.

He said that human rights bodies should closely follow the security operation in order to expose violations being exercised by security officers.

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He said that with the local intelligence already gathered by security officers, it is possible to track down those who took part in the killing of 21 police officers in Kapedo.

The chairman of the parliamentary committee on security said that police should not torture innocent people in disguise of hunting down the attackers.

Meanwhile the management of Rift Valley general hospital has denied reports that two people who were reportedly injured in Chemolingot last night were received at the institution.

Contrary to a tweet by the Kenya Redcross Society-KRS early on Friday indicating that Red Cross had evacuated two victims to the facility, the nursing officer in charge of the hospital  Kemboi said that only one expectant woman was brought in.

He said that the woman was in labour and was admitted to the labour ward immediately.

Nakuru branch manager of the Kenya Redcross Society co-coordinator James Gichimu confirmed on telephone that KRS volunteers delivered some clothes to the woman early Monday.

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