Former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo, who is former Prime Minister Raila Odinga's cousin, on Tuesday, February 18, disclosed that he suffered police brutality in the week beginning Monday, February 3, in Kisumu.
While appearing on NTV morning show AM Live, the outspoken politician disclosed that the officers arrived in the wee hours of the morning and terrorised his watchman before they got to him.
The regular guest of the show was answering a question posed by its host Debarl Inea who was wondering why he had abruptly vanished without a trace for two weeks.Former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo gives an address at Orengo Bridge in Seme, Kisumu County on March 17, 2017.Daily Nation
"I was woken up by my watchman at 2:13 a.m. He was kicking on doors telling me ‘police are killing us. I came out in my boxers and I saw a probox and five police officers. They were beating up my driver as if they wanted to kill him.
"A friend of mine called Omondi who stays with me came out and one of the officers started chasing him,” he narrated.
The officers reportedly got violent and one of them attacked his neck and he had to slap him on the belly to be set free.
“One of the officers, a lady, was telling me that her colleagues were very drunk. But before I knew it they had grabbed my neck.
"They drove me to the police station as they kept slapping me. They locked me up in the cell for three hours. I was released after senior police officers intervened," continued Midiwo
"I am told some of those officers were off duty at the time they attacked me in my home. It turns out they were trying to arrest my driver after they found him going to buy some medicine at a nearby shop,” he added.
Quoting Kisumu County Police Commander Ranson Lolmodooni, the media outlet later confirmed that four of the officers were arrested in connection with the incident.
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