LEFT BIG VOID

Machakos family calls for speedy probe into relative’s death

Abubakar Nduva died on September after allegedly being tortured to death by police officers

In Summary

•The family’s spokesman Bosco Muema said it was sad for the man’s young family, society and the country to mysteriously lose such a young man.

•Leaders present also joined the relatives in calling for speedy investigations into the matter to ensure justice to the family.

Mourners during the man's burial at Tala in Matungulu in Machakos County on Saturday, October 9.
Mourners during the man's burial at Tala in Matungulu in Machakos County on Saturday, October 9.
Image: GEORGE OWITI

The family of Abubakar Nduva Muli, the man allegedly tortured to death by police officers in Tala, Machakos, has called for speedy investigations.

Family spokesman Bosco Muema urged local leaders to ensure no more youths die in such a mysterious manner after being arrested by police.

“Youths should be empowered and not aimlessly killed by the same people who have been entrusted to protect and provide us with security,” Muema said.

He spoke during Muli’s burial in Tala on Saturday.

Widow Angeline Ndinda said her heart was broken.

She said it was sad losing a husband while she was still young.

Muli’s younger brother Athman Kavoi said the void left by his brother was big.

“The cause of my brother’s death is a painful ordeal, leaders should ensure that justice is served to the family,” Kavoi said.

Leaders present also joined the relatives in calling for speedy investigations into the matter to ensure justice for the family.

Matungulu MP Stephen Mule called on Inspector General of police Hillary Mutyambai to ensure an end to extrajudicial killings in the country.

“We are demanding justice for Abubakar,” Mule said. He said there was tension in Tala and its environs moments before the burial.

Mule said he had petitioned Parliament on the man’s death and Speaker Justin Muturi served Mutyambai and IPOA with a notification to report on the cause of death.

He said a postmortem report showed Nduva was hit with a blunt object in the head.

According to a disputed police report, Muli was arrested and taken to Tala police station for allegedly threatening his ex-lover.

He was rushed to Kangundo Level 4 Hospital for treatment after informing the police that he had taken acid.

He was later taken to Kenyatta National Hospital, where he died.

Edited by Kiilu Damaris

Local leaders led by Matungulu MP Stephene Mule during the man's burial at Tala in Matungulu in Machakos County on Saturday, October 9.
Local leaders led by Matungulu MP Stephene Mule during the man's burial at Tala in Matungulu in Machakos County on Saturday, October 9.
Image: GEORGE OWITI
Mourners during the man's burial at Tala in Matungulu in Machakos County on Saturday, October 9.
Mourners during the man's burial at Tala in Matungulu in Machakos County on Saturday, October 9.
Image: GEORGE OWITI