Nakuru County police have come under heavy criticism after a video of inhumanly treating a petty thief suspect inhumanely
The sad events was exposed after a video surfaced online showing the woman, Mercy Cherono, 21, tied to a motorcycle and being dragged on a rough road sustaining serious injuries in the process.
Cherono had been accused of breaking into the house of Kuresoi South Deputy OCS David Kiprotich in the company of two other gang members.
They were accused of stealing Ksh10,000, police uniforms, a TV set and a sub-woofer.
In the video that raised eyebrows online, the suspect is heard pleading for mercy while an officer repeatedly beat her with a whip.
The woman was caught after she reportedly locked herself in the bathroom when she found herself unable to flee together with her accomplices.
She was later taken to Olenguruone Hospital in Kuresoi South after she suffered injuries on her head, chest and feet.
Rift Valley Regional Police Commander Marcus Ochola has commenced investigations on the conduct of Olenguruone OCS after a video emerged online showing him dragging along a woman tied to his motorcycle.
Speaking to K24 Digital via phone on Wednesday, Ochola condemned the incident as inhuman and unacceptable.
The video captured a woman tied to a motorcycle who was being dragged along a dirt path inside the police compound while screaming for help.
The woman is heard pleading with the policeman to stop and cover her body as her clothes had been pulled off by the rough path, exposing her to several onlookers.
In the video, one of the men cheering the OCS is seen whipping the woman on the back amidst her screams.
Many of those who have watched the video condemned the incident and called for the policemen’s arrest.
According to some of the witnesses, the woman was one of several suspects that were arrested as they tried to steal from a house belonging to the deputy OCS on June 6.
Cases of police brutality have been on the rise, with two having been charged with murder for atrocities committed during this Covid-19 pandemic.