The National Police Service is facing an online scrutiny over the manner in which one police officer handled crucial exhibits recovered from the scene of a high profile homicide.
This following a widely shared photo on Twitter showing a police officer holding an axe which had reportedly been used to commit murder with his bare hands.
The incident involved the macabre hacking to death in broad daylight of a Moi University student by a deranged man on Tuesday at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.
While the gruesome murder of Ivy Wangeci, a sixth-year Medicine student, has left the public in shock, the careless manner in which police officers at the crime scene seemingly handled evidence has equally irked the online community.
07:01 Looking for finger prints of a suspect? This is how we never get them,this is how wrong people go behind bars pic.twitter.com/kPv6NQgcRF via @Chemosit18
— Ma3Route (@Ma3Route) April 10, 2019
Kenyans online voiced their outrage with the way the officer in the photo handled the crucial exhibit.
I think you mean witnesses. But the murder weapons,which are the evidence in this case,must be produced in court and any criminal lawyer would attack the loopholes created by the Police in handling of the crime scene and evidence
— Raphael Ng'ang'a (@ra4manji) April 10, 2019
Thats the point here no proffesionalism in kenya maybe the private sector
— Saltzman254 (@alwangaKE) April 10, 2019
This is how real criminals with clever lawyers get away with a lot in this country. Imagine his lawyer asking them to prove using forensics science that he actually used the murder weapons. Boom he is out
— mkenya halisi (@Ambrose_maine) April 10, 2019