NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenyan police chief has ordered
thorough investigations into the killing of two suspected gang
members allegedly by police officers in Eastleigh residential
estate in Nairobi.
Joseph Boinett, the Inspector
General of Police and Independent Policing and Oversight
Authority (IPOA) said separately those behind the killings which
has gone viral must be identified and arrested.
"IPOA has dispatched its Rapid Response Unit to investigate
the incident with a view of establishing circumstances of the
"If there is culpability ensuring that responsible face the
full force of the law," said the police watchdog.
IPOA said after concluding the investigations,
recommendations will be taken to the office of the director of
The move comes a day after video capturing armed officers
shooting dead a young suspect who had surrendered as a crowd
watched drew mixed reactions online.
Nairobi police commander Japheth Koome said the gang was part
of the members of the "Superpower Gang" that operates in
Eastleigh terrorizing locals for money.
Koome said the gang has been behind a series of robbery
incidents in the area, adding that police have information
showing they were behind the killing of three people, including
a police officer and physically challenged man in Kayole.
Koome was keen to note that he stood by his officers who were
behind the incident, further warning gangsters to either abandon
their criminal activities or get killed.