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Eyewitnesses to two police killings in Arusha now transferred

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    Limbukeni Senior Member

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    Eyewitnesses to two police killings in Arusha now transferred

    2009-03-10 11:18:52
    By Rose Mwalongo


    Pump attendants of a petrol station in Arusha municipality who were on duty on the day the police allegedly shot dead Shadrack Motika and Edward Mtui have been transferred to an unknown location, it has been learnt.

    The findings are part of an inquiry by Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) monitors in Arusha.

    The attendants are Rukia Mohamed and two others identified only by one name of Jabir and Baby, while another is said to have been fired after he refused to heed his employer\'s directive.

    It has also been revealed that the police officers who took the bodies of the slain men to Mount Meru Regional Hospital refused to disclose their names to hospital authorities for reasons yet to be known.

    ``Our clients today went to Mount Meru Hospital mortuary with a view to being furnished with the particulars of the persons who delivered the bodies to the mortuary.

    The mortuary attendants told them that those who delivered the bodies were policemen who preferred not to disclose their names, reads part of the report dated March 4 sent to Principal State Attorney in Arusha.

    On March 1, this year, Shadrack Motika (22) and Edward Mtui are said to have gone to Mt. Meru petrol station in the municipality to refuel their Escudo car when they met the ordeal.

    The two had reportedly just refuelled at the station when a misunderstanding erupted between them and pump attendant Rukia Mohamed over some change, which finally led to Rukia calling police on patrol.

    On arrival the police were reportedly told by Rukia that the two motorists had robbed her, upon which the cops shot them dead on the spot.

    The seven page report further reveals that Shadrack Motika had requested a ride home from Joseph Mtui.

    According to eyewitnesses, the police shot Shadrack after he had inquired why they (police) had shot Edward.

    An LHRC monitor managed to talk to three eyewitnesses who, for safety reasons, did not want to give their second names.

    One eyewitness, Mansuri, said he was drinking at a nearby bar called Big Sister at around 11 pm when he heard gunshots.

    ``I came out only to find Shadrack Motika come out of the car while pleading, `I am not a thief`. I also saw Edward Mtui with his head lying on the driver`s seat and he was already dead,`` said Mansuri.

    He said the police searched the car but could not find any weapons but the only thing they came out with was a half bottle of Konyagi.

    Another witness identified as Omary said he was watching TV at his shop nearby when he heard gunshots.

    ``I saw three policemen holding a pistol. I also saw a driver inside the Escudo car with his head lying on the seat and he was already dead. Shadrack Motika, who had been shot before, came out with his hands up saying he was not a bandit. He told the police to call his father Motika but the police did not heed his pleas but instead shot him on the chest and he fell down dead,`` said Omary.

    According to Omary, the police officers are alleged to have called their colleagues through radio call.

    He said the police who shot the two bought a notebook and a pen before they left the area.

    Omary said the police searched the car and found half a bottle of Konyagi and kat, saying, ``The car did not have weapons inside.``

    Arusha Regional Commissioner Isidori Shirima formed a team last week to probe into the matter.

    This is the second incident implicating the police in extra judicial slaying of civilians in Arusha within a month.

    On February 5, this year, police officers are alleged to have stormed into a house belonging to Juma Lissu where they brutally beat him and dragged him to a police station.

    The following day his wife went to visit him, only to be told that he was dead.
    SOURCE: Guardian
     
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    julianne New Member

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    We knew Edward. He was a fine man and had a wife and 2 small children. He was NOT a thief! We are horrified and saddened at his death. Those murderers are very bad men and should not be allowed to continue as police. This gives Tanzania a bad reputation among people who might visit. To the Tanzanian government: you must find these men and punish them.
     
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    Daluga New Member

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    The concerned policemen should be brought before the law so as to testify for the devilish action they've done. I hope they don't deserve not only being policemen but to continue living in the same world with human beings while they are animals. May justice take it's course.
    Daluga
     
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    Mauaji haya yamenihuzunisha sana na yananikumbusha miaka 90 mwishoni kulitokea mauaji ya vijana sita wa mjini Arusha ambao... huenda walisingiziwa/walihisiwa/walihusika... katika plot ya kuvamia gari la benki kutokea Kiteto, kati yao kulikuwa na mtoto wa Mzee Kileo!!!! Tajiri mashuhuri/maarufu sana hapo Arusha,ambaye anamiliki Hotel na biashara nyingi toka enzi miaka ya 80 mpaka leo aliyekua anaitwa Alfred BABU Kileo huyu alikuwa mtu wa karibu kwangu kwa kipindi fulani... tukiwa teen-agers...

    Ninapoandika habari hii machozi yananilengalenga kwani nahisi kama nami ningekuwa naishi Arusha na nikawa naye huyo rafiki/ndugu/mshikaji wakati huo huenda na mimi ningekumbwa na dhahama hiyo!!! sikumbuki RPC wa wakati huo alikuwa nani??? lakini nachotaka kusisitizia hapa kama nilivyosema awali "huenda walisingiziwa/walihisiwa/walihusika...

    Katika plot ya kuvamia gari la benki kutokea Kiteto" nakumbuka kusikia walikuwepo katika gari ambalo walichukuana kishikaji tu lakini njiani (nadhani maeneo ya Mbauda kuelekea Oljoro )wakakutana na dhahama hiyo... katika group hiyo mmoja tu ndio alikuwa na Record za ujambazi/wizi/udokoaji... na walipokuwa eneo hilo kati ya (nadhani maeneo ya Mbauda kuelekea Oljoro )walikamatwa na Police wakatiwa jambajamba za hapa na pale... kisha wakapelekwa kituoni... Central ya Arusha wakiwa wazima... Wazazi na wananchi waliwaona wakiingia na pale wakiwa wazima wa afya tena bila ya michubuko... hiyo ilikuwa saa tano au saa sita za mchana... lakini ilipofika jioni UMMA ukataarifiwa kuwa wamekufa kutokana na kipigo cha wananchi waliojichukulia sheria mikononi...Naaam WOTE SITA!!! Ukiachilia mbali yule mmoja aliyekuwa na historia...ujambazi/wizi/udokoaji... ambaye aliwapeleka askari anapo-hifadhi silaha zake wengine waliteswa mpaka kikomo cha maisha yao... Nakumbuka wazazi walifungua kesi ... Hivi Mzee Kileo na wazee wenzako na UMMA wa Arusha kwa ujumla ile kesi ilikwishaje?

    Nadhani Kesi hii ya vijana wawili ambaye mmoja ni kinda ONLY 22yrs old itawafungua macho wakati Babu Kileo na wenzake wanauawa na Polisi huyo Shedrack Olais Motika alikuwa na miaka 8+ ...NO COMMENT

    RIP Babu... and ze fellaz... RIP Shedrack and Edward...

    Nafsi zenu hazikupotea/hazijapotea bure...
     
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    Nimepata ujumbe huu na nikaonelea niuweke kama ulivyo:

     
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    Mwanjelwa JF-Expert Member

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    You will never know a thief till when you are screwed! We live with them, work with them, drink with them. In Arusha, I dare say anything can happen, anytime! Leave the enquiry team to complete its work b4 you make any remark.
     
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    Ndugu Mwanjelwa...Huwezi kujua nani ni mwizi... NI/TUNACHO-KIKEMEA ni mauaji ya hovyo ya raia... Hebu fikiria umepewa lift na mwizi wewe ni mwizi?? Naomba usome kwa makini post yangu hapo juu... habari hii ya Polisi wa Arusha kuua watu si ngeni... Natanguliza shukrani
    Ndimi Tusker Bariiiidi!!!
     
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    Zungu Pule JF-Expert Member

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    Hi Julianne, I am very sorry for losing a friend. Let's hope justice will prevail.
     
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