Three officers filmed dragging, whipping woman arrested

Written By: Muraya Kamunde
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Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal investigations have arrested three police officers who were caught on video whipping and dragging a woman on a motorbike.

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“Three officers were yesterday arrested by detectives following the circulation of a video depicting a woman being whipped & dragged on a motorbike in Kuresoi South Sub-County,” said the DCI.

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“The suspects are in lawful custody helping with further investigations into the matter.”

The victim was taken to Olenguruone Sub-County Hospital after she suffered a broken leg and soft tissue injuries on the arm with a wound on the head.

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On Wednesday, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) launched investigations into the incident that caused an uproar on social media.

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“IPOA, on its own motion has launched investigations into the allegations of assault, injury and any other misconduct against the police officers,” said IPOA through a statement.

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“The authority will make appropriate recommendations if culpability is established,” said IPOA.

Meanwhile, the Police oversight authority has also condemned the killing of a police officer in Lamu on June 8th.

Constable Rodger Odhiambo Otieno was attacked on his way home.

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