The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has launched a manhunt for rowdy protestors who were caught on camera vandalising property and engaging law enforcement officers in fights during the Monday, March 20 Azimio protests.
In a statement released on Friday, March 24, DCI posted the images of the rowdy protestors on its social media pages and asked Kenyans to volunteer information that may lead to their arrest.
DCI further asked the protestors whose images were caught on camera to surrender themselves at its headquarters in Kiambu before the close of business today,
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“The criminals who took advantage of the demonstrations were captured on camera destroying public property, attacking innocent members of the public and hurling projectiles at police officers who were on duty protecting life and property
“As a result, property of unknown value was destroyed while a total of 33 officers suffered injuries of various degrees and some are still recuperating at various hospitals in the city. A firearm whose magazine was loaded with 15 rounds of 9mm calibre was also lost by one of our officers after he was attacked by a gang of a well-coordinated riotous mob, as the officers prevented the destruction of public property in Embakasi area of Nairobi County,” the statement by DCI said in part.
DCI further cautioned members of the public against breaking the law whenever they assemble to protest or demonstrate.
“In this regard, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations cautions members of the public that while the right to assemble, picket and petition is enshrined in our constitution, these rights should be exercised with civility and should not infringe on the rights of others,” DCI said.
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