Kamotho wants Mungiki families compensated .


The government has been asked to compensate families of young men from Murang’a allegedly executed by police during the crackdown against the Mungiki sect. Former Kanu secretary general Joseph Kamotho yesterday said the Kibaki government should compensate the families before 2012. “The government has agreed to compensate victims of Nyayo torture so the same should be done for families who lost their loved ones in this way,” said Kamotho.

Kamotho said families lost their sons and loved one in the extrajudicial killings adding that Murang’a will never forgive Kibaki’s government for. He said many innocent young men were killed after they were allegedly branded as Mungiki adherents. He noted that some families are still searching for their family members. The political veteran said that leaders from the area will see to it that the families are compensated.

Kamotho added it residents of Kangema are demanding for answers to the execution of 30 people including two primary school pupils in Gikui village in 2007. “The police should have arrested them and charged them in court like any other criminal instead of killing them like animals,” said the former Mathioya MP.
He claimed that the government was behind the killings as it was on records issuing orders to police to kill youths associated with the Mungiki sect.

Following the recent murder of a key witness in the extrajudicial killings of two slain brothers from Murang’a, Kiharu MP Muturi Mwangi blamed the government for the heinous act five months ago.

At the same time, the MP said Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere should be held responsible for the murders. “We should hold the police commissioner Iteere responsible for deaths of which we believe was carried out by the police," he said. Two slain brothers Peter Irungu and John Kamuri were murdered last year and the perpetrators are yet to be arrested. Kamotho who is eyeing the senator seat in Murang’a county said the government has failed to investigate the matter.

Souce – http://www.nairobistar.com/local/central/38220-kamotho-wants-mungiki-families-compensated

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