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Police officer charged with torture of Kuresoi woman in viral video

A police officer who was captured on a video clip dragging a woman tied on a motorcycle has been charged with torture.

The officer Mr Henry Muregi is accused of torturing Ms Mercy Cherono by dragging her on the ground and tying her hands on a motorbike in Olenguruone township in Kuresoi South Sub county of Nakuru.

The officer is alleged to have committed the offense jointly with others not before court on June 6, 2020 with an intention of obtaining information from her.

Mr Muregi is also facing another count of causing grievous harm to the woman during the incident.

Appearing before the Nakuru Senior resident magistrate Daisy Mose, the officer pleaded not guilty to both charges.

he pleaded with the court to release him on a favorable bond terms.

Through his lawyer, Mr Muregi told the court that he was not a flight risk and would attend court any time he will be required to so.

The magistrate ordered that the case be mentioned on Tuesday for a ruling on the bond terms.

Mr is among the four individuals who were arrested for investigation after the video surfaced online showing a woman being dragged on the ground while tied on a Motorbike.

She was being beaten while crowd could be heard shouting in the video which attracted countrywide condemnation.

Medical reports from Nakuru Level four hospital indicated that Ms Cherono suffered a broken bone from the incident.

Three other suspects who were arraigned alongside Mr Muregi last week incident include Police inspector David Kiprotich, constables Tom Kikao, and a resident Joan Chepkoech.

The court had ordered that they be detained for nine days pending police investigations.

PHOTO CAPTION : Constable Henry Muregi (second from right)when he appeared before a Nakuru court on 12/06/2020 alongside Police inspector David Kiprotich, Constable Tom Kikao, and resident of Olenguruone Joan Chepkoech for torturing a woman in Kuresoi.

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Daisy Mose Henry Muregi Joan Chepkoech Mercy Cherono Tom Kikao


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