Police Issue Clarification Following Citizen TV Report

Police Spokesperson Bruno Shioso addressing the press. [Photo | Courtesy]

The National Police Service (NPS) has clarified a Citizen TV report about the recovery of seven bodies from the Yala River in Siaya County.

Police Spokesperson Bruno Shioso stated on Wednesday, September 21, that the report was inaccurate and misled the public.

“The NPS draws attention to a recent media report by Citizen TV on the alleged “retrieval” of seven (7) bodies from the Yala River, with the bodies lying at the Yala sub-county hospital mortuary.” “This reporting is inaccurate and grossly misleading to the public,” Shioso said in part.

Shioso claims that the bodies found at the Yala sub-county hospital mortuary were not all retrieved from the River Yala, as reported by Citizen TV.

The police spokesperson clarified that only two bodies had been recovered from the river, and that the remaining five bodies had a different story.

He gave a breakdown of the five bodies’ histories, one of which was a sudden death of a person who collapsed in a market and had yet to be identified.

Other cases included mob justice, a suspected drowning, a hit-and-run incident, and a public witness to a suspected suicide by drowning.

Citizen TV reported on Monday, September 19, that seven more bodies had been recovered from the Yala River in the previous two months.

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