Thika police officers have been put on the spot after it emerged that two men were allegedly thrown into a river by some of the officers.
It is reported that Nicolas and Kamau had gone fishing near an area where illicit brewing of Changaa takes place.
Narrating the event, Brian Mbithi one of the deceased’s friend said that the two were seen handcuffed in company of the area chief and police officers.
“A few minutes later, they came back handcuffed and in company of the area chief and some officers. They were told to hold hands so that we could not see the handcuffs,” he said.
“They beat them up and even hit one on the head using a stone then pushed him into the river,” Mbithi continued to explain.
According to eyewitnesses, one of the men held on to a branch but accidentally slipped and fell into the river where he drowned.
“The same officers involved in this incident should face the full force of law and serve us justice by retrieving the bodies. They did no offense, they were innocent,” Patricia Mutava, Nicolas’ sister said.
Gatanga sub-county Deputy OCPD, Simon Mulu however dismissed the claims saying that the two were drunk and attempted to flee from the officers when they fell into the river.
Their bodies are yet to be retrieved from the swollen river.