Shots were fired in the air on Sunday morning as rogue Kenyan policemen, known for their love to harass and exert unnecessary brutality on innocent civilians, raided ClayWorks, a neighbourhood near Nairobi’s Kasarani area, in pursuit of mask-less chaps.
From a noisy clip sent to cnyakundi.com by a source who filmed the incident from his balcony on an adjacent building, the cops can be seen hoarding up the guys into a waiting Landcruiser pickup truck.
In the video, when some passersby attempt to protest the manner in which their counterparts were manhandled, one of the officers, in typical Kenyan police fashion, aimlessly shoots into the air, causing an audible gasp of shock from the surrounding residents as everyone scampered for safety.
“Hey Nyakundi, Police harassment at ClayWorks while arresting people without masks”
Harassment by Police In Kenya
Sadly, like many big cities around the world, Nairobi is no stranger to police harassment and brutality, and quite often, the excessive force leads to the loss of lives.
Most memorably, during the first few days of Kenya’s dusk-to-dawn curfew, imposed on March 2020, the cops, without apparent justification, shot and beat people at markets or returning home from work, even before the daily start of the curfew, like an event they had been eagerly waiting for.
They also broke into homes and shops, extorted money from residents and some even looted food in locations across the country.
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