“Currently, the Kenyan Police is one of the single most dangerous pandemic. Covid-19 comes second. With Covid-19, chances of survival are high but not with a bullet in the head from a Kenyan police,” a Kenyan on Twitter rants.
“Soon, it will become a norm that when you are arrested by Kenyan police, you first call your people to prepare for a funeral or where to pick your body in case you don’t return, that is if they will give you a chance to make the call before shooting you.”
Kenyans are now more scared of the Kenyan police than the deadly Covid-19. It is like the police are competing with Coronavirus on who kills a Kenyan first and fast.
Since the curfew was put in place by President Uhuru Kenyatta more than a month ago, the police in Kenya have killed a total of 21 people and injured 31 others.
All the people who have been shot and killed have been said to have been found “outside the allowed time” before the curfew. Some have been shot for not wearing a mask.
The latest victim is Vaite from Mathare Slums, a homeless middle-aged man who was shot for being “outside” during curfew hours. The man had no home. To him, “outside” was his home. He was shot and killed while in his own “house.”
A video went viral of a police officer pulling the private parts of a man who had been found without a mask. His genitalia was pulled and forced into a police car. The poor man was then forced to part with 5,000 shillings before he was set free.
“Several innocent Kenyans were killed by police on Madaraka Day. I have received reports of 2 so far. I stopped 15 policemen at Kileleshwa Police Station from killing a woman,” Mr. Nelson Havi, President of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) said in a tweet.
It is evident that the police force has been infiltrated by crooks, criminals who are trigger-happy and baying for the blood of innocent Kenyans. As we stand to call for justice following the murder of George Floyd, let us remember that we have a dragon of our own here at home.