Probe, charge and jail of­fi­cers who as­saulted Rutto

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

On Mon­day, Bomet Gov­er­nor Isaac Rutto was in­jured in another case of po­lice bru­tal­ity. This hap­pened at Silib­wet. This hap­pened just days af­ter po­lice beat up de­mon­stra­tors at Uhuru Park who were protest­ing against es­ca­lat­ing cases of cor­rup­tion. Jour­nal­ists cov­er­ing the demo were not spared. The GSU were found cul­pa­ble of beat­ing up peace­fully demon­strat­ing stu­dents of the Univer­sity of Nairobi. Their ac­tions only show how an­tire­formism they are, sim­ply be­cause they are [pup­pets] of their masters. Kenyans will not ac­cept to be bru­talised as their rights and free­doms are abused. To pre­vent more of th­ese in­ci­dents, the IPOA and any other rel­e­vant po­lice dis­ci­plinary agen­cies should in­ves­ti­gate the in­di­vid­ual po­lice of­fi­cers who phys­i­cally as­saulted Gov­er­nor Rutto, pros­e­cute them and jail them. This will make po­lice be­have bet­ter.

KEVIN OWINO Maseno Univer­sity

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