The duo, Benson Njiru Ndwiga ,22, and Emmanuel Mutura Ndwiga,19, were allegedly arrested by police officers for being out during curfew hours.
Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, August 3, the deceased’s uncle Andrew Gichohi claimed that the two were arrested on Sunday and ferried by a police vehicle. He added that the two did not go home on the said day.
Gichohi, who was accompanied by the deceased’s father John Ndwiga Kamunyuti, went to Manyatta Police Station in Kianjokoma on Monday to establish whether there was any report on the two.
On reaching the station, however, the police stated that they did not have their names on the Occurrence Book.
“It was not until today that we found that their bodies were in the Embu Mortuary. We are demanding to know who booked their names at the facility,” Gichohi stated.
Embu East sub-county commander Emily Garuiya suspected that the two could have jumped off the police officer’s moving vehicle.
“Statements have been made and an inquiry has been made to investigate more about the death, awaiting postmortem,” Ngaruiya stated.
The incident came days after an officer attached to Majira police post in Maara sub-county, Tharaka Nithi, was accused of shooting dead a 20-year-old.
Brian Munene, who was serving a non-custodial sentence, was shot in the head under unclear circumstances.
â€œThe IPOA and DCI officers arrived at the scene before the body was collected and will definitely investigate and reveal the truth on what exactly happened,â€ Chogoria police station commander Boniface Kiilu said.