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Killer cop Ahmed Rashid to face murder charges

Ahmed Rashid in Action: This is 2017 when he executed the two young men in broad daylight

Ahmed Rashid the rogue killer cop based in Eastleigh, Nairobi will be charged with murder.

This follows investigations by the Independent Policing and Oversight Authority (IPOA) and approval from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji’s office.

The crime buster is expected to attend court and take plea on December 8th 2022.

The officer who takes the extrajudicial route to eliminate both petty and big criminals is said to have managed to contain

This earned him enemies and friends in equal measure.

In one of the incidents, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority concluded the investigation into the death of Jamal Mohamed and Mohamed Dahir Kheri following a shooting which occurred at Eastleigh, Nairobi County on March 31, 2017.

In 2017, Rashid was caught on camera shooting at two unarmed men in Eastleigh. The video that went viral on social media showed a plainclothes police officer shooting at the two as a shocked crowd watched on.

The officer pumped bullets into one of his victims, a young boy, then got another gun from his colleague and sprayed an additional four bullets on the helpless man who was already on the ground.

IPOA said it established that the fatalities were occasioned by police action and that guided by Section 29 (a) of IPOA Act, the findings were forwarded to the DPP with the recommendation to charge Rashid, with murder.

IPOA said Thursday, the ODPP, after independently interrogating the case file upheld the findings that there is sufficient evidence to charge the officer with the offence of murder contrary to section 203 as read with section 204 of the Penal Code.

Screen Capture: Ahmed Rashid

“IPOA remains committed to being independent, impartial and fair,” IPOA chair Anne Makori said.

According to witnesses, and those in the know, Rashid had remained untouchable for long over his style of operations.

But some residents praised him saying he managed to contain the crime trend in the areas.

Eastleigh has been facing different types of crimes including the one of stabbing by a gang that consisted mostly of youths who had been deported from other parts of the world.

This forced the local business community to ask for the deployment of Rashid and his squad which was popularly known as Pangani Six to contain the trend.

Ruto’s Regime

Since President William Ruto came to power, he has cracked down on extrajudicial killings.

He first disbanded the Special Service Unit (SSU) and some (9) of the officers who worked in that unit are facing murder charges.

SSU was responsible for extra-judicial killings under former DCI boss George Kinoti.

The nine officers have to answer to the disappearance of Mohamed Zaid Sami Kidwai, Zulfiqar Ahmad Khan and their driver Nicodemus Mwania Mwange who were abducted near Ole Sereni and driven away in an unmarked car on July 24, 2022.

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