The Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has launched a manhunt for individuals who participated in the Monday demonstration.
According to DCI, the mass demonstration was illegal and some individuals were caught on camera destroying pubic properties and throwing projectiles at police officers who were protecting lives and properties.
“The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has launched Investigations into acts of violence that were committed by criminals during the illegal demonstrations held on March 20, 2023.
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The criminals who took advantage of the demonstrations were captured on camera destroying public property, attacking innocent members of the public and hurling projectiles at police officers who were on duty protecting life and property.” said DCI
As a result of the Monday demonstration, property of unknown value was destroyed and a loaded police pistol was stolen by the charged crowd. Suspects whose faces have been revealed, have been issued a 24 hour deadline to present themselves at the DCI headquarter for questioning.
“As a result, property of unknown value was destroyed while a total of 33 officers suffered injuries of various degrees and some are still recuperating at various hospitals in the city. A firearm whose magazine was loaded with 15 rounds of 9mm calibre was also lost by one of our officers, after he was attacked by a gang of a well coordinated riotous mob, as the officers prevented destruction of public property in Embakasi area of Nairobi County.
In this regard, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations cautions members of the public that while the right to assemble, picket and petition is enshrined in our constitution, these rights should be exercised with civility and should not infringe on the rights of others.
Meanwhile, the Directorate is currently on a manhunt for the suspects whose images appear below as others are being gathered and shall be updated, who will face charges ranging from robbery with violence, malicious damage to public property and assault among other allied offences.
We are appealing to members of the public to volunteer information that may lead to their arrest Alternatively, the suspects are requested to present themselves at the Serious Crimes offices based at DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road or at their nearest police station before close of business today for further action.” said DCI