Police brutality has become our headlines on a daily basis. #StopPoliceBrutalityKE Kenyans and various groups of activists are regrouping to go to the streets. They are demanding the removal of Interior CS Fred Matiangi citing non-performance. Also, we are claiming that increased police brutality and curfew deaths are on the rise.
It’s less than a week before residents of Kianjokoma in Embu County buried two brothers Emmanuel and Benson. They allegedly were murdered by police officers for being out during curfew timing.
Today 19th August 2021, a video has surfaced of police officers beating a lady up. The lady is brutally injured and later the police officers are seen dragging her.
Protests and chaos have rocked Kayole in Nairobi on Thursday. This is after police officers on patrol allegedly killed a 38-year-old man while enforcing the curfew.
The 10 pm to 4 am curfew is in place as part of measures to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
John Kiiru was allegedly beaten to death for violating the curfew.
Locals said Kiiru, a bodaboda rider was on Wednesday night headed home, when police officers cornered and attacked him at Tushauriane Stage.
The rider of the motorbike that he was aboard, however, managed to escape, locals said.
A witness claimed the officers pursued and hit him, causing grievous harm.
He succumbed to the injuries a few meters away.
On Thursday morning, his body was still lying at the assault site as protesters gathered and demanded action be taken against the man’s killers.
This gathered pace and a crowd took to the streets.