CS Matiang’i orders probe after cops enforcing curfew damaged civilian’s lorry


CS Matiang'i orders probe after cops enforcing curfew damaged civilian's lorry

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has instructed the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and Nairobi Regional Police Commander, Philip Ndolo, to give a report on police officers who reportedly damaged a civilian’s lorry while enforcing the curfew.

In tweet, CS Matiang’i said he was expecting a report on the incidence by 3pm on Sunday for further action.

The video in question was posted online by a motorist who claims that officers enforcing curfew wrecked his lorry even though he had the requisite documents allowing him to be on the road past curfew hours.

In the video, he demanded that the officer who broke his car accompanies him to the Riruta police station for an agreement on how the damage would be settled.

The officers refused to follow the motorist, saying they were not required by law to accompany him to the station.

The incident comes just weeks after President Uhuru Kenyatta apologized to Kenyans after police officers brutalized Kenyans while enforcing the dusk to dawn curfew.

Across the country, several Kenyans are said to have lost their lives after suffering beatings.

Among those who lost their lives is a 13-year-old boy who was hit by a stray bullet as he watched police officers enforcing the curfew in Mathare.

As of April 22, six Kenyans had been killed by police officers who were ensuring that Kenyans stay home in a move aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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