City family claims police covering up son’s murder in a pub – PHOTOS
The family of a university student who was beaten to death in a bar in Huruma now claims police are covering up for one of the main suspects.
Joseph Nyoike Kang’ethe, a second year student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, was at Vineyard bar with friends and relatives last Saturday where they say he was beaten to death.
The the bar owner, Samuel Muchungu, has denied claims that the deceased was beaten to death by his guards.
Paul Kangethe Wanyoike, the father of the deceased, police have denied him the right to file a complaint on his son’s death.
“The OCPD told me that it was not possible for me to record a statement because I was not present during the time of the incident. Furthermore, when I asked if I could file a complaint on my son’s death they also refused,” Mr Kangethe told Nairobi News.
He claimed tha bar has a history of patrons being injured while in the premise under unclear circumstances.
On Thursday Huruma residents held a peaceful demonstration to protest the killing. So far, no arrests have been made.
“The murderers are known but still no arrests have been done. This is not the first time such an incident has happened in the bar, in fact (the number of) people who have been injured while at the bar are many,” said Mr Kangethe.
Nairobi Country police commander Japheth Koome has said that investigations are ongoing and anyone with useful information should record a statement with police.
He refuted claims that some key witnesses who were at the scene have been refused to record a statement.
“Allegations that the police are barring some individuals from recording a statement are not true. We have been able to take statements from people who claim to have been eye witnesses but investigations must be done first,” said Mr Koome.
The distraught family buried their second-born son on Saturday at their Gatundu Home.