Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has called out the police over the rising cases of police brutality in the region.
According to the Governor, the police are pursuing residents deep into their residential areas and brutalizing, harming and arresting them.
The police armed with all manner of weapons are pursuing innocent residents deep into the residential areas and brutalizing them.Many innocent people,including those who never participated in the protests have been harmed and arrested by the police. This must stop!” said Nyong’o
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Through a statement, the Governor noted that the police are stopping members from exercising their right to picket over the high cost of living imposed by the Kenya Kwanza government.
“Reports reaching me indicate that many innocent people, including those who never participated in the protest have been harmed and arrested by police.
Residents of Nyalenda, Manyatta, Obunga and Bandani have withstood the worst of this police brutality,” said Nyong’o