The Inspector General (IG)of police Hillary Mutyambai has cancelled today’s edition of his weekly online public engagement sessions.
Making the announcement on his social media pages, the police boss said the impromptu postponement was due to urgent national duties that had risen.
— Hilary N. Mutyambai, MGH, nsc (AU). (@IG_NPS) December 6, 2021
The weekly virtual chat allows Kenyans, using the hashtag #EngageTheIG to ask questions directed to the IG, which he gets to respond to personally.
Mutyambai’s statement coincidentally falls on the same week his son is set to face two counts of murder following his involvement in a nasty road accident along Nairobi’s southern bypass on Thursday.
During the tragic incident, an allegedly intoxicated David Mwendwa Mutyambai is said to have lost control of a Toyota Hilux Double Cab which veered off the road and knocked down a pedestrian before hitting two boda boda riders who died on the spot.
As the news of the accident spread across media outlets, questions also emerged over the manner in which the police handled the matter.
Some reports claimed Mwendwa supposedly fled from the scene alongside two female passengers on board the same car he was driving.
Neither the wreckage of the car nor a police report on the accident was available at Lang’ata Police Station, in whose jurisdiction the accident happened.
This sparked talks of a cover-up.
But Mwendwa later presented himself at the Lang’ata Police Station on Friday evening, a day after the accident happened.
He was released on a meagre cash bail of ShSh20,000.
The file on the accident is set to be sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for an inquest into the incident to begin.
Meanwhile, the families of the two men have insisted that officers involved in the matter of frustrating them.
They say that dishonest police are yet to give a clear explanation of what really transpired leading to the death of their kin.
“We needed information of what transpired but whenever we go to Lang’ata Police Station, we are told to first bury our kin then get the information later,” they noted.
One of the deceased left behind a wife and a one-year-old child.
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