Mutyambai son probe: DPP Haji says justice will be served as police accused of cover-up

File image of DPP Noordin Haji in his office. PHOTO | CITIZEN DIGITAL

  • DPP Haji’s assurance comes even as the family of Richard Mugendi, one of the riders who passed on, demanded for justice.
  • Family members who identified Mugendi’s body at the morgue were shocked to learn that their kin was among two boda boda operators who died in an accident involving the IG’s son.
  • They have decried police frustration in establishing the truth about what transpired leading to the death of their kin.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has said that David Mwendwa, who is the son of Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai, will face the law after he was allegedly involved in a road accident along Southern By-pass last Thursday where two boda boda operators died on the spot.

DPP Haji’s assurance comes even as the family of the 28-year-old late Richard Mugendi, one of the riders who passed on, demanded for justice after they identified his body at City Mortuary.

Family members who identified Mugendi’s body at the morgue on Sunday, three days after he went missing, were shocked to learn that their kin was among two boda boda operators who died in an accident involving the IG’s son.

According to the family, the late Mugendi, a father of one, was the sole breadwinner in their family and his death is a big blow.

They have also decried police frustration in establishing the truth about what transpired leading to the death of their kin.

“Hatupeleki ndugu yetu nyumbani kabla hatujajua polisi wameinvestigate nini na ukweli ni gani…hiyo ndio tunataka,” said Christopher Otuoma, a relative.

The postmortem results showed that the two, Stephen Musyoka and Richard Mugendi, died as a result of leg and head fractures from the accident.

The results have been forwarded to the office of the DPP.

DPP Haji has assured the two families and the victim who is still in hospital that justice will be served.

“I will check my desk if it is ready we proceed and prosecute. As we said, justice will be served to every Kenyan…there is no cover-up, as much as I know. All Kenyans are equal, including the son of the IG,” said Haji.

Police, who are still investigating the incident, have already recorded statement from Mwendwa.

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