Accused’s relatives absent

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RELATIVES of the man who allegedly killed a 20-year-old man at Kaugere last Saturday did not turn up to the Badili Police Station for a mediation meeting yesterday.
This caused tension among the deceased man’s relatives from Western.
National Capital District peace mediator coordinator Yosman Micah told The National that on Wednesday, a group of Engans showed up at the police station to talk with the victim’s family, but as no proper arrangement had been made between the police and the two groups, no discussions took place.
Micah said yesterday, at a second organised meeting the relatives of the victim waited for two hours at the station but the relatives of the suspect did not turn up despite attempts to contact them.
“We are neutral people here trying to solve the tension between the two parties, and we are still waiting for them to turn up,” he said.
NCD Met Supt Perou N’dranou said a formal letter was approved from his office on Wednesday, to allow the mediation between the two groups.
He said police would be presented at the mediation.
Kaugere 1 community leader Endie Ipira, speaking for the victim’s family, said his people had become frustrated after waiting for the Engans to turn up.
Ipira said police were present but no one in authority had been presented to address and give them assurance what would be done in the mediation process.

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