Kenyans on Twitter have reacted sharply to the postponement of the interactive #EngageTheIG chat, usually hosted by Inspector-General of Police Hilary Mutyambai.
The interactive session was postponed for a second time on Monday over what the IG’s office termed “national engagements.”
The previous session that was scheduled for November 29 had also been postponed to allow the police boss host President Uhuru Kenyatta at a pass out parade at the National Police College Embakasi A campus.
However, it is this second postponement that drew sharp criticism from the online community, with some wondering whether the decision was reached due to other reasons beyond national engagements.
The speculation follows a Thursday evening accident along the Southern Bypass that claimed two lives.
The incident was linked to IG Mutyambai's son, David Mwendwa, who has since been released on Sh20,000 cash bail after recording a statement at Langata Police Station.
Witnesses reported that he had fled the scene of the accident, only to resurface hours later following piling pressure to have the police reveal his identity.
Investigations into the incident are ongoing, Nairobi traffic commandant Joshua Omukata said on Saturday.
He also denied claims that there were plans to cover up the matter.
“That he is a son to the Inspector-General does not count in this matter. We are investigating without any bias,” he said.
Mr Omukata said the suspect would be arraigned once investigations are complete.
On Twitter, Kenyans called for justice for the victims.
The Twitter-based interactive segment was initiated in June 2020 with the intention of increasing the National Police Service’s response to Kenyans security concerns.