The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has opened investigations into the death of four people who were yesterday killed in Kaijado County.
According to the report, the four were shot while protesting over the human-wildlife conflict issues, when the General Service Unit (GSU) officers opened fires and killed four on the spot. Seven others were wounded.
The group of women had managed a demo after a teacher was reportedly killed by an elephant.
Kijiado County Governor Ole Lenku while consoling the families condemned the use of live bullets by security officers.
“I pass my condolences to the families of the four people who have been shot dead at Masimba, along the Nairobi- Mombasa highway, during picketing over the increased killing of people by wildlife in Kajiado East,” Ole Lenku said.
In a report that was shared out on Friday, IPOA said where the faults are found, the officers involved shall be held accountable.
“On completion of the investigations, where the fault is found, the Authority shall make recommendations, including but not limited to prosecution,” the report said.