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MPs want DPP to investigate KWS conduct

Members of Parliament (MPs) from Isiolo County want the Director of Public Prosecutions, Noordin Hajj to investigate the conduct of Kenya Wildlife  Service (KWS) officers in the area following disappearance of suspected poachers.

The Senator Fatuma Dullo, County Women Representative, Rehema Jaldesa and Isiolo North MP, Abdi Koropu  alleged Tuesday that families that lost relatives under unclear circumstances about three years ago are yet to get justice despite their cases being reported to the police.

Jaldesa said all suspected poachers are supposed to be arrested and prosecuted according to law instead of subjecting them to extra-judicial killings.

The lawmakers said they were not supporting poaching but they were calling for due process to be followed on suspects instead of resorting to extra-judicial killing and bodies fed to wild animals.

They added that 12 cases of mysterious disappearances of residents at the hands of the KWS officers were recorded.

Dullo said that on March 21, 2015, there was an incident in which a young man was shot dead and 10 others left nursing gunshot wounds after KWS officers opened fire on demonstrating mob at Kinna Ward.

She alleges that the KWS Intelligence Department is the one that perpetrates the atrocities and ought to be investigated because they have been causing anxiety among are residents.

Dullo who is the Senate Deputy Majority Leader said that KWS use private number plates vehicles to arrest and kill young boys in the name of curbing poaching but some of the victims could be innocent.

By  Abduba  Mamo

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