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Drama as OCPD flees Mungiki mob • Tuesday April 22, 2003

East African Standard (Kenya), Apr. 21, 2003
By Waithera Karuri

Thika police boss abandoned his office at the weekend when about 200 Mungiki sect members stormed area Police Headquarters and dumped the body of their colleague reportedly killed by an officer.

The sect followers marched to the police station carrying the body of James Nyoike who drowned in river Chania after allegedly being dragged by an Administration Police officer.

The followers demanded the arrest of the AP but the police boss, Mr James Adoli, tried in vain to refer them to the District Commissioner’s office.

Adoli told the angry sect followers the case could only be pursued by the DC, Mr James Waweru, because it involved an AP.

But the adherents refused to heed his advice arguing that the District Headquarters offices were closed on weekends.

When the members became furious, Adoli sneaked from the station in his official car prompting the outlawed members to dump the body of their colleague at the police station.

They then demonstrated outside the police station as junior officers and members of the public watched in disbelief. The body was later taken to the City Mortuary by the crack Flying Squad officers.

The Thika sect leader, Mr Julius Kariuki, said the deceased died after an AP found him with others bathing in river Chania.

Kariuki said the deceased differed with the AP who kicked him hurling him into the swollen river where he drowned while trying to swim.

The sect followers rushed to the river and retrieved the body before marching to the District Police Headquarters to demand the arrest of the AP.

But a police source claimed the deceased was found with others on the river bank smoking bhang and drowned as he tried to escape.

“When they noted the presence of the AP, they started running away but as the officer was just about to arrest Nyoike, he jumped into the river and drowned,” claimed the source.

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