Kayole OCPD pulled a gun on Ipoa investigator
A senior police officer in Nairobi has been accused of pulling a gun on an investigator with the Independent Policing Oversight Authority for serving him with summons.
Ipoa Chief Executive Officer Joel Mabonga also said Kayole OCPD Ali Nuno, who is facing complaints over corruption, ordered the investigator be locked up in cells on Monday.
He said the investigator was only freed four hours later after Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko intervened.
The investigator was on official duty and had gone to the OCPD’s office to serve him with summons so that the senior superintendent could present himself before the authority and give information on corruption claims that had been levelled against him by some of his juniors.
While two allegations were made by junior police officers, the rest of the complaints came from the public.
In a statement, Mr Mabonga said: “The officers delivered the letter to the OCPD in his office. After reading the summoning letter, he declined to receive it and ordered the Ipoa officers out. They left the letter on the table. The OCPD pursued the Ipoa officers and grabbed one of them. He assaulted him and threatened him with his official firearm. The OCPD caused him to be detained in the cells.”
Framed-up charges of ‘‘disorderly conduct in a police building” were hurriedly prepared against the investigator but Mr Tobiko moved in to save the situation.
The DPP sent an email to Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet and followed it up with an official letter.
“In order to help me address the grave issues raised therein (by Ipoa), I would appreciate if you could kindly but urgently cause an inquiry into the matter and on completion the relevant duplicate file be forwarded to this office for independent review and appropriate direction,” said the DPP.
He added: “Meantime, do not take any precipitate action to charge above named Ipoa officer until and unless I have perused the inquiry file and directed otherwise.”