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What Susan Kihika told CS Mating'i Over Mercy Cherono's Case

Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika. [Photo | Courtesy]

Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika on Thursday, June 11, commended Interior Cabinet secretary Dr. Fred Mating'i over the arrest of three police officers who allegedly assaulted a female suspect while she was being arrested.

The suspect identified as Mercy Cherono was tied on a motorcycle before being dragged by a police officer that she allegedly stole from.

CS Matiang'i confirmed that three officers linked to the brutal incident that took place in Kuresoi were arrested.

Dr. Fred Mating'i. [Photo | Courtesy]

The CS pointed out that the government was committed to ensuring that police officers treat suspects professionally during their duty of maintaining law and order.

"Three police officers have been apprehended in connection with the Kuresoi incident where a woman was mishandled. I reiterate Government's commitment to ensure that its security officers retain the highest level of professionalism as they enforce law and order," Dr. Matiang'i's statement read.

Senator Susan Kihika, however, differed with the CS for the term he used to refer to the brutal incident.

Dr. Fred Mating'i. [Photo | Courtesy]

According to Senator Kihika, Matiang'i's reference to the event as "mishandling" was wrong as it appeared to normalize police brutality.

"A step in the right direction. But this CANNOT be characterized as MISHANDLING! It is police brutality, do not normalize it!," Kihika stated.

Kihika's response to CS Matiang'i'i elicited mixed reactions among Kenyans with the majority condemning the use of excessive force by police officers.

"If police recruitments will be based on dental fomular,physical fitness we'll end up having goons in the service ,,its high time for the police to go to school as other professions," Koririsaih commented.

"Agreed. We've been complaining about the police brutality over the past few days. They need not normalize it!," Waikanda noted.

"Mishandling Is not the right term,it should be police brutality, attempted murder," Kiptoobett wrote on Twitter.

The majority of Kenyan netizens came together to condemn police brutality and demand justice for Mercy Cherono.

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