Charge cops who beat up youths in Ny­eri county

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

At the week­end, so­cial me­dia sites were awash with pic­tures of po­lice of­fi­cers beat­ing up youths in Ny­eri. This was dur­ing Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto’s visit at Gat­itu Sec­ondary School. Ac­cord­ing to me­dia re­ports, 11 youths were ar­rested and later re­leased un­con­di­tion­ally. This re­minds us of the bru­tal­ity with which po­lice han­dled the anti-IEBC demon­stra­tors not long ago. These of­fi­cers must be brought to book. This is an abuse of hu­man rights and also raises con­cerns about po­lice con­duct dur­ing and af­ter the gen­eral elec­tion.

JOHN NDIRANGU Mom­basa

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