IPOA: Busia family assaulted by police to get justice

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21 police officers who reportedly lobbed teargas into a private home before assaulting and injuring the owner, his family and neighbours will be arraigned in court.

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA), says it has been investigating the incident which occurred on March 30, 2020.

Upon the conclusion of the probe, says the authority, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) directed that 15 police officers and 6 county enforcement officers attached to Nambale sub-county be charged in court.

The 22 will be charged with assault causing actual bodily harm, malicious damage to property and attempting to injure by an explosive substance.

According to IPOA, the Ward commander who led the operation will also get an additional charge: negligence in the discharge of official duty.

The police officers will be arraigned in a Bungoma court on February 1, 2021.

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