BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,6TH APRIL 2018-The national police service has begun investigations into an incident in which a police officer is seen in a video clip assaulting a civilian by stepping on the neck and head .
In the 97-seconds video, the attacker is seen apprehending a civilian, and forcing him to lie down on the ground.
The incident is said to have occurred on Londiani road in industrial area ,Nairobi. WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE has established that it happened on Wednesday at around 1pm.
The officer then steps on the neck of the man as he struggles on the ground for rescue, an indication that he was suffocating.
After the man turned to lie on his belly, the officer is seen climbing on top of him while stepping on his head. The helpless man surrenders completely.
“Chini! Chini! Chini! (Down! Down! Down!),” the policeman is heard shouting even as he keeps on mistreating the man.
This only happens in countries glorifying police brutality and Extra Judicial killings. Sad! pic.twitter.com/v1ipKYiEmM
— Atanas (@atanasi_) April 6, 2018
The officer then holds the man’s hands as the latter pleads for mercy from the officer.
“Ni sawa mkubwa, ni sawa….pole.. (It’s okay boss…I’m sorry),” the man is heard saying but the officer proceeds to step his head with his two feet as he continues to shout “Chini wewe!” (Remain down there).
Charles Owino, the National Police Service communication director, said if the video will be found to be authentic, stern action will be taken on the officer.
“Our attention has been drawn to a video clip circulating in the social media of a police officer allegedly assaulting an individual. We do not approve of it. We are reviewing the video clip to verify it’s authenticity and shall take stern action against the officer once proven.” .said a message on NPS twitter account .
It is not clear where, when and why the officer was when he was caught assaulting the man.