Outrage over police officers caught on camera clobbering women – PHOTOS and VIDEO
Kenyans have come out to condemn police officers who were caught on camera brutalizing women during violent confrontations with Nasa supporters on Tuesday in Nairobi.
Photos of police officers in full anti-riot beating up women during a planned Nasa memorial rally at Jacaranda grounds have been widely shared on social media.
The officers also allegedly lobbed teargas canisters into residential houses in estates where there were confrontations between the police and protesters.
Kayole, Umoja and Tena estates are some of the residential areas where the police clashed with Nasa supporters.
The apparent police brutality has caught the attention of former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga who challenged the Inspector General of Police and the Director of Public Prosecution to take action.
Violation of Article 238 of the Constitution. These police officers should be investigated and either disciplined or charged in a court of law. I believe both the IG and DPP should be held accountable if no action is taken. State’s responsibility to protect lives.
— Dr Willy M Mutunga (@WMutunga) November 28, 2017
His viewers were shared by a cross section of Kenyans on Twitter are demanding for action to be taken against the responsible police officers.
Kenya need to have a conversation about police brutality. Security forces have become boldly dangerous and murderous. They must be stopped. pic.twitter.com/HVLEcO48PU
— Saddique Shaban (@SaddiqueShaban) November 28, 2017
?️?️?️ “I will endeavour to build bridges and unite Kenyans and children have a special place in my heart” ❤️ the ? pic.twitter.com/nxdht7JQbM
— Ory Okolloh Mwangi (@kenyanpundit) November 28, 2017
this is terrifying I must say. This issue needs serious attention.
— nazif (@nazif_ningi) November 29, 2017
What crime did these women commit, male police seems to enjoy unleashing terror on poor women , Hague where are you?
— Stop Press (@NyabonyiM) November 29, 2017
Poor or lack of training altogether. They need soft skill training. This is insanity.
— Ms_Rach (@mutheu71) November 28, 2017
This is wrong. Very wrong. No excuses. Extremely dictatorial.
— Skinoo (@KIMANI_MOMO) November 28, 2017
The worst part of it is that women and children are not spared the brutality
— Fred (@Izaika) November 28, 2017
i have shed tears having to endure the sight of helpless women being whipped before their children by our policemen.it greatly pains and traumatizes.
— KEFFAH ? (@ItsOnyinkwa) November 29, 2017
This was really sad. Clobbering women and the kid who died.
— Mullah. (@mwaura24) November 29, 2017