UPDATE: Monday August 3, 5.17pm: DCI begins probe on four officers caught on camera beating Mlango Kubwa MCA Patricia Mutheu after she filed a complaint at Central Police Station.
UPDATE: Tuesday July 28: IPOA Chair Anne Makori says independent probe launched on assault of MCA Mutheu Musyimi at City Hall by police officers.
Kenya Police were on the limelight for the wrong reasons again as they were caught on camera clobbering a female Nairobi Member County Assembly (MCA) on Tuesday July 28 outside City Hall.
Mlango Kubwa MCA Patriciah Mutheu was surrounded and beaten by police officers during the chaos that erupted at City Hall which forced Speaker Beatrice Elachi to lock herself in her office.
In photos and videos that have surfaced online, the police, who were called to contain the situation, can be seen raining blows and kicks on the MCA as she begged for mercy.
One officer can be seen aiming a rungu on the MCA’s back. The MCA sustained injuries on various parts of her body including her arms.
Following today’s development police have been criticized for using excessive force on the MCAs.
“Harambee House Prefects and their orders. The People Vs The System” exposed Dennis Itumbi through his Twitter account.
“Nairobi MCA’S should be left to exercise their right. Police brutality must be stopped Incompetent Speaker Beatrice Elachi must be impeached.” urged Vincent Ombeta
“The picture showing MCA Mutheu Musyimi ,MCA Mlango Kubwa, Nairobi being assaulted by male police officer is very disturbing.” noted Kaka Daves Kariuki.
A section of MCAs had attempted to serve Speaker Beatrice Elachi an impeachment notice signed by 59 of them.
There was a heavy contingent of police present at City Hall as they barred the MCAs who also wanted to serve Elachi with a court order suspending the appointment Edward Gichana as the clerk of the assembly.
However, Elachi locked herself in her office as the police prevented the MCAs from accessing the Speaker’s office.
Mutheu was accompanied by women leaders to Central police station to report the abuse.
Rachel Shebesh, Kandara MP Alice Wahome, nominated Senator Millicent Omanga and Nairobi women MCAs accompanied Mutheu.
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