Notorious Kenya policeman to be charged with murder

Notorious Kenya policeman to be charged with murder

A Kenyan policeman who gained notoriety after mobile cellphone footage confirmed him gunning down two men in 2017 is to be charged with murder.

Kenya’s police watchdog, the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA), says it has obtained a summons against Corporal Ahmed Rashid for the 2 killings in broad daylight in Eastleigh suburb within the capital Nairobi in March 2017.

He has not but commented.

Corporal Rashid is understood to have used social media platforms to warn people he claimed had damaged the regulation. He featured in a BBC Africa Eye investigation in 2018.

The determination to cost him follows months of investigations by the IPOA .

Corporal Rashid was believed to be amongst a bunch of cops referred to as the Pangani Six who drew both reward and condemnation from Kenyans for the way they dealt with prison gangs within the metropolis.

The officers have been accused of finishing up extrajudicial killings.

The transfer to cost him comes weeks after the government introduced the disbandment of an elite squad accused of killings, torture, extortion and abductions of dozens of Kenyans.

Eleven officers from the unit are dealing with a number of fees in courtroom, together with over the disappearance of two Indian nationals and their driver in July.

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