Uproar As Matiang’i Goes After Kakamega Spectators who watched a man hacked to Death

Interior CS, Fred Matiang’i.PHOTO/COURTESY

Interior CS, Fred Matiang’i, on Monday, came out to strongly condemn the hacking of a man, that happened close to Khayega Market, in Shinyalu area of Kakamega County, on July 12, 2019.

In a statement sent to newsrooms, CS Matiang’i announced an operation to crack down on the occurrence of the incidence arguing that all those responsible for the act, aiding or watching helplessly will face the wrath of the law.

Residents watch as a man is hacked to death near Khayega Market in Shinyalu area of Kakamega County, on July 12, 2019.

“Until all those responsible for conducting, aiding or abetting these reprehensible acts face the full force of the law. It will no longer be business as usual in Khayega,” Matiang’i vowed.

Among the 26 suspects arrested include the acting area chief, the suspected murderer, the owner of the crude weapon used in the murder, as well as individuals who stood by and watched the merciless act unfold without taking any action.

Matiangi’s statement has since caused an uproar on social media as netizens clashed with the CS on the spectators of the incidence facing the law.

According to a section of the netizens, Matingi’s order of prosecuting those who stood by without taking an action is unfair as they would have been accused of mob justice if they participated.

People arrested for standing there and doing nothing. At the same time, people should not take the law into their hands. Your statement does not make sense,” commented one Kamau Njuguna.

Here is what other Kenyans have to say on Matiangi’s order;

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