Police brutality has become a major concern in the country at the moment. People are loosing their lives while others are getting hurt. A former MCA Kiptoror ward councillor Barnaba Lagat is fighting for his life at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret Uasin Gishu county. According to the sources, he was shot because he didn't have a mask on by a police officer who was drunk.
Reports of police beating and harassing people who are outdoors during curfew hours and those without facemasks, is widely reported by media houses in Kenya. However, the widespread condemnation has not resulted in a significant change in police brutality behavior. Rights group in Kenya say police are using excessive force while enforcing a nighttime curfew, to contain the spread of Covid 19 pandemic.
A former MCA in Elgeyo Marakwet had approached police officers who had attacked a youngster for not wearing a facemask. Barnaba was allegedly involved in an incident with the officers, during which one of them shot him in the arm. He was rushed to a Ziwa health facility before being referred to Moi Referral and Teaching Hospital in Eldoret.
Former Kiptoror ward councilor Barnaba Lagat is fighting for his life at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret Uasin Gishu county after a police officer shot him for not wearing a mask. The incident happened yesterday in uasin gishu county. An eyewitness told K24 Digital that the officer who shot Lagat was drunk and re-sorted to use excessive force to enforce COVID-19 Guidelines stipulated by ministry of health.