Mathira west OCPD kiptor Birgen immediate interdiction following the order of interior CS Fred Matiangi due to the assault of the election observer in Nyeri county April 20,2018.
The man was captured on camera slapping Martha Miano,the observer of the political parties Liaison Committee.
Miano was slapped at Kiamariga police station in the site of Mathira mp Rigathi Gachagua.
This brought up disagreements between Gachagua and election officials during the by-election in Ruguru ward,Nyeri county.
Following this incidence, Matiangi addresses reporters saying that Birgen was compromised and he lied to his seniors about the handing in of a p3 form to the observer.
The minister also said that the OCPD also lied about the filling of the case in the occurrence book.
He pointed out that there are three people associated to the incident who were yet to be arrested.
Matiangi said,”They walked into the police station and left without any charges.The OCPD lied under Oath.”
The CS said that the OCPD will remain terdicted as investigations continue and possible prosecution.
“Such heartless officers should not be allowed to serve in the National police service,”the minister said. He added that,”I have personaly taken over the matter. No Kenyan should [face discrimination] based on tribe or race.”
IG Joseph Boinnet and DCI Director Kinoti assured justice for Miano.