IPOA launches probe after man allegedly shot dead by Kabete Police Station officers

IPOA launches probe after man allegedly shot dead by Kabete Police Station officers

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has launched a probe into the fatal shooting of a man in Mountain View, Kabete, Kiambu County.

According to the authority, Nicholas Lifede was on Thursday, April 8, 2021, allegedly shot dead by officers from Kabete Police Station.

IPOA, in a statement to newsrooms, said it had since dispatched its Rapid Investigations Team to establish the circumstances that led to the death of Mr. Lifede.

“Investigations are already underway with the authority having already taken some witness accounts and attended the post mortem examination,” read the statement signed by IPOA Chairperson Anne Makori.

“Upon conclusion of the investigation, the authority will make appropriate recommendations; including prosecution in the event culpability for using lethal force inappropriately is established.”