Warrant of arrest issued against 4 Uasin Gishu enforcement officers

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File Photo- Uasin Gishu County enforcement officers while on duty/Photo Courtesy

 

A warrant of arrest has been issued against four enforcement officers of the Uasin Gishu County government following a complaint registered at Cheptiret  Police post  in 2018.

The complainant  Lear  Kering a  mother of four  says,  the  said  enforcement  officers demolished  her  semi-permanent house at Cheptiret  after  they found  her  farm workers brewing Chang’aa  and  would later  carry away 20 Liters  of  the said  brew  as exhibit.

The enforcement officers   are  also reported to have stolen close to Ksh200,000 that was in the said House.

“It is indeed true my farm workers were  brewing  chang’aa , it was my only way of earning a living and taking care of my children then, the enforcement  officers broke down over  5 doors demolishing the entire house including  a kitchen , I had  about Ksh 200,000 in the house that also went missing”She Opined.

The officers  arrested my workers  but they  should  have  never demolished my house ,I want justice.Added Leah

Victim Leah Kering at her Home in Cheptiret

An  enquiry file 1/2018 was opened   and after  a long time the  said officers wrote their statements after a  human Rights defender  from the Centre against Torture Kimutai Kirui Complained of  police inaction and the County government protection against the suspects.

Kesses sub county Deputy police Commander Jared Mogire says  the warrant of  arrest has now been issued  following the  directions from the  ODPP .

The  warrant  of  arrest  will be executed by the Eldoret Central Police Officer commanding  Station.

The arrest warrant  comes at a time when the acting Director of Enforcement  at the Uasin Gishu County Government,  Cosmas Kerich is facing threat to kill charges after threatening a magistrate.

Kerich has been remanded at the Eldoret Gk Remande Prison until Friday  pending his  pre- bail Report.

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