Pangani policeman Rashid Ahmed asks Court for protection as he drags IG Koome into case

Controversial police officer Ahmed Rashid, who is accused of killing two teenagers in March 2017, has filed a petition in the High Court seeking to prevent prosecutors from charging him with murder.

In court documents, Rashid claims the Independent Police Regulatory Authority’s decision to charge him was based on malicious intent and “a well-planned scheme to reform him without any legal basis”.

He initially claimed that Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome, who was then a regional police officer, confirmed the incident and identified that the youths were part of the Eastleigh gang.

He also claimed that Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome, who was then a regional police officer, confirmed the incident and identified that the youths were part of the Eastleigh gang.

“I know the Inspector General of Police, Japheth Koome, who was the commander in chief of the operation, spoke to the media at the scene and confirmed that the bandits who were killed were part of the group that killed his officer, Sergeant. Abdulaziz,” Rashid claimed.

Rashid Ahmed
A photo file of Policeman Rashid Ahmed

He claimed that he had to shoot after seven armed robbers opened fire on the police and citizens in the incident in 2017.

It is said that the suspects were carrying homemade weapons and one of them tried to rob a law enforcement officer, forcing him to shoot.

“In an effort to protect life, the bandit who was carrying a homemade weapon was shot dead during the intense firefight,” Rashid’s affidavit reads in part.

The prominent official explained that the operation involved officers in uniform and in civilian clothes.

In addition to killing one policeman in the Mlango Kubwa area in Nairobi, Rashid added that the gang is linked to several robbery incidents in the Eastleigh area.

So he called on DPP Haji to cancel the murder charge, saying that the case has only bad intentions.

“The DPP’s decision to prosecute me for the crime of murder is baseless, abuse of discretion, failure to do justice by using discretion motivated by bad intentions or other important factors against the public interest, not based on interest. of proper administration of justice,” Rashid argued through his lawyer Danstan Omari.

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