Bye, Kianjokoma Brothers
The two Kianjomoko brothers who were allegedly killed by police on Monday 2nd August have today
been laid to rest. Benson Njiru and Emmanuel Mutura were arrested on Sunday 1 st August for flouting curfew hours and on Tuesday 3rd they were found dead.
The area OCS claimed that the two brothers had jumped from a moving land cruiser but autopsy reports show that the two died due to injuries from a blunt object.
The two brothers were killed under unclear circumstances and no arrest has been done yet.
As the two are laid to rest today, Kenyans have continued to demand for Justice through a hashtag on
Twitter #JusticeForKianjokomaBrothers. Kenyans on Twitter expressed their disappointment in the delayed justice for the two brothers. Below are some reactions from Twiter
@peterkariukiKE: The Curfew was meant to limit the spread of Covid-19 and not to kill our innocent
youths. Following the unfortunate Embu Events, President Uhuru Kenyatta should lift the Curfew. We
shall not relent or rest until Justice is served.#Backtonormal#JusticeForKianjokomaBrothers
@mwalimu_dida: No parent deserves to go through what the police under Uhuru and Ruto have taken
the parents of these boys through. The silence of Jubilee, UDA, and NASA only shows that they endorse
the ugly act. No agenda is more important than the lives of Kenyans.
@AmnestyKenya: Isn’t police custody supposed to be a place of safety? No arrests have been made.
How do we protect other families from such painful grief and loss? This is the cost of police excesses.
Photo credit: #PeterInganga #JusticeForKianjokomaBrothers.
Below are some photos from the burial ceremony.