A police officer is in custody following the Thursday incident where a teargas canister was discharged at the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya rally in Kisii attended by the praty’s running mate Martha Karua.
According to a report by the Inspector General, the officer said to be responsible for the incident that saw the meeting disrupted and leaders escorted out of the Gusii stadium.
“NPS wishes to inform the public that preliminary investigation into the discharge of the teargas at the public meeting presided over by Hon Martha Karua who is the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Alliance presidential running mate, has established that the person responsible for the incident is a police officer,” read the NPS statement by Spokesperson Bruno Shioso.
“The said officer is currently in custody assisting with further investigation to unravel all circumstances surrounding the incident.”
As the probe into the matter is underway, the multi-agency body has assured the public that they would be kept at par with the progress of the case.
“The public shall be appraised of the progress of the investigation and subsequent actions in due time,” NPS stated.