Nandi speaker among lawyers to represent family of cobbler killed by police.

Speaker of the County Assembly of Nandi Joshua Kiptoo and lawyer Kibet Kisorio have offered to represent the family for the cobbler who was allegedly shot to dead by police in Ollesos market.

Kiptoo said they are offering pro bono services to ensure justice was served to the late Lazarus Tirop who was shot on Thursday.

“It is unfortunate that a man who was struggling to provide for his family was killed yet he did not commit any criminal offense. As a lawyer, am joining hands with my colleague to push for justice for the deceased,” said Mr Kiptoo.

Kiptoo lamented that the changes of police force to police service has not changed the rogue nature of some officers in uniform.

“We had high hopes that the 2015 change of police force to service would reduce lawlessness among some officers. Unfortunately, it seems nothing much has changed considering a wave of brutal actions of police on civilians not just here in Nandi County but throughout the country,” he observed.

Two other persons were shot dead as protests against the killing of the cobbler turned chaotic.

Kiptoo was speaking during a security meeting on Friday that was attended by Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembea, Deputy Inspector of Police Edward Mbugua,Nandi Governor Stephen Sang and his Uasin Gishu counterpart Jackson Mandago, Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter and area Ollesos MCA Emmanuel Mengech among several other leaders.

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