Anne Featured

Anne

Anne lives in Kijijini Mtwapa, Mombasa County. On her way home from work at 7 pm, she’s verbally harassed, struck on the face and tackled to the ground by a police officer. Anne pleads for mercy, but the law enforcer doesn’t hear her cry and continues hitting her repeatedly. She is now nursing her wounds and also suffers from trauma.
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Rashid Featured

Rashid

A few minutes past 7 pm, and Rashid a Boda Boda rider drops his passenger home in Mombasa. On his way back he encounters a Mtwapa Police Base Land Cruiser on patrol. He gives it way, but one officer hits him with a baton while the car is still in motion. Rashid loses control and hits the ground, bruising his left hand and several parts of his body. He doesn’t report the incident because he knows the same police who attacked him are the same people he would be complaining to.

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Elijah Manani Mageto Featured

Elijah Manani Mageto

Elijah Mageto from Nyabioto, Nyamira County is viciously attacked by twelve Police Officers on patrol at 7:05 pm. Elijah is making his way home and is about to enter his compound when they pounce on him, handcuffing both his hands and legs. They hit him and torture him by squeezing his private parts. They later take him to Manga Police Station where they detain him for three days denying him access to any medical attention. He is released after being forced to pay them Ksh. 5000. He claims to now suffer from erectile dysfunction due to the bodily harm meted on him.
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Bernard Chasia Featured

Bernard Chasia

Bernard Chasia a Barber from Mbaya Area in Vihiga County is attacked by four policemen, who knock out two of his teeth. This occurs in his homestead at 5 pm. His wife Hellen runs to help him but is arrested and taken to Kilingili Police Station. She is released the following morning with no charge after her family comes to inquire about her.
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Alice Nduta Featured

Alice Nduta

61-year-old Alice Nduta is a street vendor who works in Majengo, Nyeri County. Police officers begin their patrol at 6:30 pm and attack her while she’s selling vegetables. Using whips and batons, they chase her and other vendors away. As Alice is running away, she falls into a ditch breaking her hand
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Amos Chepkwony Featured

Amos Chepkwony

Amos Chepkwony stays in Soin Sigowet of Kericho County, where Police Officers from Sondu Police Station storm his house at 7 pm. He has just returned from a friend where he had gone to negotiate the purchase of a vehicle. They beat him up, accusing him of harbouring criminals at home. The officers confiscate a jacket he’s wearing containing Ksh.200,000 and shoot in the air outside before leaving. Amos goes to record a statement with Sondu Police Station the same night, and as he is doing this, the same officers arrive and begin to hit him in the presence of the Deputy DCIO. He is chased away from the station.
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Joyce Wachuka Mathenge Featured

Joyce Wachuka Mathenge

Joyce Mathenge, a 33-year old mother of three from Kiawara, Nyeri County is sexually assaulted and beaten by police a few minutes before the curfew time. She does not pursue the case for fear of victimization by the same police officers that are well known to her.
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Charles Mwende Featured

Charles Mwende

Charles Mwende is forced to spend the night out in the cold at Kianjai Police Post with his wife's coffin. Together with his friends and family, Mwenda was permitted to travel from Malindi in Kilifi County to Meru County to have his wife’s burial on 28th May. Upon reaching Meru, Police at the Keeria roadblock force the bus to turn around and make the mourners go back to Malindi except for Mwende and the coffin, whom they abandon at Kianjai Police Post. Mwende has to sleep outside in the rain and cold while shielding the coffin under a stationary lorry. He proceeds to bury his wife the next day, with the police giving no explanation for their inhumane action
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Geoffrey Moseti Featured

Geoffrey Moseti

Geoffrey Moseti from Manga, Nyamira County is returning home with his expectant wife from a hospital check-up. The two are attacked by Police Officers enforcing the curfew. They hit Geoffrey on the leg and strike his wife on the back. Geoffrey’s wife gives birth two weeks later, but the injuries inflicted on her back leave her disabled to hold their baby while breastfeeding.
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