Security operatives in Kenya have been accused of killing a 30-year-old man, Robinson Manyonge, for allegedly violating the dusk-to-dawn curfew and failing to wear a mask.
Reports said that the incident occurred on Thursday September 30 at Big Tree area, Kiminini Sub-county, Trans Nzoia, in the East Africa country.
An eyewitness, Douglas Momanyi claimed that he was walking with the deceased when they were accosted by some policemen wanting to know what they were doing outside in the night past curfews.
The source said that they responded by asking if 8 pm was not within the stipulated operation hours.
He said; “It was after we questioned them if the night curfew begins at 8 pm that the police officers began attacking us with kicks and blows.”
Momanyi said he found a chance and managed to escape from the officer’s physical attacks, a move which infuriated the police who descended on the deceased with metal rods and wooden sticks with which they beat him to a pulp.
He added; “The officers concentrated on Manyonge who was arguing with them and that is when I found a chance to escape and ran away leaving him behind.”
The deceased’s mother who rushed him to Kitale County Hospital, told K24TV that her son suffered multiple injuries including a broken neck, broken ribs, and more injuries on his entire body with his legs bearing the brunt of the beating.
Manyonge’s mother said; “When I saw my son, I did not believe my eyes. He was bleeding all over and wreathing in pain. The officers did not even think of taking him to hospital.”