Boinnet condemns torching of Syokimau AP camp, says crucial evidence to lawyer’s murder destroyed

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The Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has condemned an incident where ‘JusticeForWillie’ protesters stormed Syokimau AP camp in Machakos County on Wednesday afternoon and set a container believed to have been used as the detention point for slain lawyer Willie Kimani and his two companions, on fire.

The protesters from across Machakos comprised of lawyers, members of the civil society and bodaboda operators from within Syokimau, Mlolongo, Athiriver and Machakos.

Boinnet condemned the incident, saying investigations into the murder of Willie, his client Josephat Mwenda and Joseph Muiruri is currently underway and that the protesters should not have burned down the holding centre.

Speaking in Nairobi, he said crucial evidence that would help in investigating the murder of the trio was destroyed in the fire, which he said also burned down crucial documents and AP offices.

He called on all persons conducting protests in show of solidarity for the three, to observe the law and avoid destruction of public property, for they risk arrests and prosecution as per the law.

The irate protesters ‘poured’ their anger on the detention metal container, calling for justice for the deceased, who an autopsy done on their bodies revealed they were tortured before they were killed.

Police officers attached at the AP camp remained watching the entire incident. Boinnet further ordered for immediate arrest of all those who participated in razing down a  section of the police camp.

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