The Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) of Kenya says it is looking into two instances on Monday where the private property in the nation’s capital Nairobi was left unprotected by the police.
It is also investigating into the shooting in the western city of Kisumu that left dead and injured and was purportedly carried out by police.
Crowds broke into the farm belonging to the family of former president Uhuru Kenyatta outside the city, stole livestock, cut down trees, and then set the farm on fire.
The invasion continued throughout the day with no security present, ostensibly in retaliation for the second opposition demonstration. Associated with rebel leader Raila Odinga, a gas cylinder factory was also vandalised.
During the protests in Kisumu, where officers clashed with protesters who were setting tyres on fire and blocking roads, at least one individual was shot dead. The officers have been urged by IPOA to adhere to the law in carrying out their constitutional duty of protecting life and property in accordance with the police act.