Police brutality has been on the rise especially since a coronavirus curfew was put in place in Kenya.
According to activist Boniface Mwangi, a man was a day ago assaulted, robbed and even chased away by police officers after they caught him outside during curfew hours.
The injured man claimed that his assailants attacked him, broke his nose and left him unconscious while bleeding profusely.
“They even stole my phone. Imagine a police officer in a uniform!”
He headed to the police station where his attempt to report the crime failed.
Some of his friends rushed him to Kenyatta National Hospital, where doctors reportedly ascertained that his nasal bone was broken.
“I know them and I can identify them. They are officers located at the Chief’s camp at Kahawa West.
“I wanted to die at that camp so that they would see me passing away,”
Samuel Maina says he was assaulted and robbed by two police officers on Saturday. He went to Kahawa West police post to report and they chased him away. They refused to take him to hospital and said he is a mad man. Friends took him to KNH. Docs found his nasal bone was broken. pic.twitter.com/ToCDoaIACP
— Boniface Mwangi (@bonifacemwangi) May 28, 2020
Investigations are underway.