A Kisumu resident is accusing police of stalling assault case probe he lodged with Independent Policing Oversight Authority against an officer in 2017.
Martin Owuor claims Ipoa was unable to go on with the case because officers at the Kilimani Police Station in Nairobi have not concluded their investigation.
The police officer in question was attached to Nyakach MP Aduma Owuor. Ipoa received a complaint from Owuor that he was assaulted by Ken Agola in 2017.
In a letter dated April 30 2019 and addressed Kilimani subcounty police commander in Nairobi seen by Weekly Citizen, Ipoa questions why police have taken long to conclude the investigation.
The Ipoa letter reads: “The authority has noted with concern that the period within which your report was expected to reach this authority has inordinately lapsed. Your report is however urgently still required for the investigation and resolution of this matter”.
In the complaint, Owuor states he was assaulted on April 29 2017 at the Orange Democratic Movement National Appeals Tribunal where he was representing two clients in a nomination dispute. Former Kisumu county roads executive Vincent Kodera was among those allegedly assaulted.
Another attacker is identified as Angunyo.
The atackers stole Sh300,000 and a phone, a Samsung Note 4 from his jacket and fled the venue.The complaint was reported at Kilimani Police Station under OB NO 27/1/2017 and assigned to investigation officer Omondi Kadijah.