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Kenyans in an uproar over the prosecution of alleged killer cop Ahmed Rashid

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By Wanja Waweru

On November 24, 2022, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) declared that police officer Corporal Ahmed Rashid would be charged with the fatal shootings of Jamal Mohammed and Mohamed Dhair Kheri on March 31, 2017.

As the leader of the Pangani Six, a notorious police unit accused of extrajudicial executions in Nairobi’s Eastlands and Southlands neighborhoods, including Eastleigh, Mathare, and Dandora, Rashid gained notoriety starting in 2017 for being a strong crime fighter.

The Director of Public Prosecutions was informed of the investigation’s findings by IPOA Chairperson Anne Makori, who suggested Corporal Rashid be charged with murder.

This followed his admission to a foreign media outlet that once suspects were profiled, they had to be removed from the streets, whether they were alive or not.

He was seen shooting two young men in Eastleigh in front of a large number of witnesses in a 2017 viral video.

Ahmed Rashid

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