A video of a police officer dragging a lady tied to his motorcycle on a bare ground in Kuresoi, Kenya has actually caused social media wrath.
Cherono was not able to leave after her supposed gang members made away with Ksh.10,000, police uniform, a TELEVISION set as well as a sub-woofer.
It was found out that she was dragged out of the bathroom she locked herself in by security officers, that then went ahead to beat her up prior to tying her to the bike. In the video, a man that was applauding the OCS was likewise seen whipping the lady on the back while she shrieked.(Kenya)
Responding to the event, Rift Valley Regional Police Commander Marcus Ochola mentioned that it was inappropriate and also ruthless. He claimed he has certainly ordered an investigation on the conduct of the Olenguruone OCS after the video went viral. (Kenya)
The 21-year-old Mercy Cherono that can be heard craving her life as she was dragged along the filth pathway with a going motorcycle, was alleged of belonging to a three-man gang that robbed the residence of David Kiprotich, a Deputy OCS at Olenguruone police station while he was away.
Recounting her ordeal, the mom of one stated she does not understand just how she made it through the ruthless event which took place on Saturday June 6. (Kenya)
She is currently being dealt with at Olenguruone Hospital in Kuresoi South after receiving injuries to the head, upper body as well as feet.
She told Standard;
” don’t know how I survived this. The policeman suspected I was among people who broke into his house and stole the items that Sunday morning. He said I had to be punished as he dragged me around.
“I could not resist. I accompanied him and we joined another group of people that was standing on the roadside.”
Cherono added that for the next 200 meters, the officer who was riding the motorbike dragged her along before the crowd intervened.
“I pleaded for mercy but the officer couldn’t hear none of that. All this time I was not aware of the crime I was being punished for.”
Area OCPD Henry Nyaranga however claimed that he was informed that Cherono was attacked by a mob and not the police officer. He said investigations into the incident had been launched to establish the actual circumstances that led to her sustaining the injuries.
“Records at the station show that the lady was a victim of mob justice contrary to claims that she was attacked by an officer. The report says she was found stealing from a house belonging to one of my officers.”
Here is the video below;