Kenya’s police watchdog has launched investigations into Tuesday’s brutal conduct of four officers pictured beating a female lawmaker in the capital, Nairobi. STV Uganda has learnt that police were deployed to the Nairobi County Assembly to disperse lawmakers who had tried to impeach the Speaker amid chaotic scenes, according to local media.
A standoff between the police and lawmakers ensued and the four officers were pictured assaulting local representative Patricia Mutheu. The country’s police watchdog said it had “contacted some of the people who were present during the chaos” to get testimonies.
“The preliminary enquiry seeks to establish the role played by police officers who were deployed at the premise,” it said in a statement.
The local affiliate of Amnesty International has called on the officers to be held accountable:
Source : NilePost