Details of what happened on August 1, 2021, when the two Embu slain brothers were arrested have emerged as burial preparations for the two Embu slain brothers enter their final day at their home in Embu North.
The two brothers who were found dead in the Embu morgue last week were driven to the police station, where other suspects were ordered to disembark before the officers, led by two corporals, went them away to an unknown destination.
Witnesses have questioned the police version of events surrounding the deaths of two brothers in Kianjokoma, Mutura and Ndwiga.
Emmanuel, 19, was the first to be arrested, according to one of the witnesses who has already recorded his statement.
He claimed the officers began assaulting him, prompting his older brother, Ndwiga, to come to his aid.
They allegedly struck him in the head, causing him to fall to the ground motionless.
According to the witness, one of the officers then struck Ndwiga, knocking him down. He went on to say that he felt assaulted in order to silence him because he had witnessed his younger brother being beaten mercilessly.
The two were bundled into the front seat of a police land cruiser after allegedly being assaulted, and then driven to the Manyatta police station.
One of the witnesses told when media, “Huyu karao alitukamia akiwa na ubaya, kuna saati ya kugongwa hiyo tuliskia, na waliwekwa kwa seats za mbele za gari.”
The police vehicle was parked near the cells where other suspects were ordered to disembark when it arrived.
The two siblings, on the other hand, stayed in the car.
They assumed they were being taken to the hospital because they had been injured, but they did not inquire as to where they were being taken because they were afraid of being victimized, according to the witness.
What happened is unknown, but police later stated that the two jumped out of a moving vehicle while being transported to the station.
The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has already begun an investigation into the deaths, which is expected to be completed next week.
Justin Muturi claimed that police had left the vehicle in the middle of the demonstrations to tamper with evidence when he paid a visit to the families of the two slain teenagers.
The two slain brothers will be buried in Kithagari village, where they lived, on Friday.