Kisumu County Woman Representative Rosa Buyu has warned the police against using excessive force on 'mwananchi'.
Addressing the presser in Kisumu on Monday, March 30, Buyu condemned the unnecessary and excessive use of force by Kenyan police as state-imposed a dusk to dawn curfew to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. She noted that current scenes witnessed across the country, especially in Mombasa, where police clobbered innocent Kenyans, were very disheartening.
"The police who are helping the government in ensuring curfew hours are observed should treat 'wananchi' with dignity. That scene in Mombasa where people were whipped and clobbered should not happen at all," said Hon Buyu.
According to Buyu, police should shun beating Kenyans during curfew hours, saying they should listen to people's explanations. She urged police to have a human heart as somebody may fall sick during the night, an incident that will force his people to rush their patient to the hospital, adding that such people should not be harassed but helped them reach the health center.
She, however, appealed to the Kisumu netizens to adhere to government guidelines laid out in an effort to combat the spread of the virus. Buyu noted that the virus is lethal, and the only solution for Kenyans is to stay indoors. She also revealed that the Kisumu county healthcare facilities wouldn't be able to contain the virus should it spread because of people's negligence.
"We are just trying to encourage us to stay at bay with the virus because if it spread, then our healthcare facilities will not be able to contain it. Kindly keep distance even when you are out in the market and observe the curfew rule," she noted.
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