Child Hospitalised After Encounter With Curfew Police [VIDEO]

  • Administration Police patrolling Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu County on May 5, 2016.
    Administration Police patrolling Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu County on May 5, 2016.
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  • A brutalised minor was taken to the Busia County Referral Hospital after suffering a broken leg from an altercation with police enforcing the curfew on Friday, April 3.

    The 13-year-old was brutalised in Busia town by officers on the grounds that he was contravening the dusk to dawn curfew.

    A video published by Magical Kenya News on Thursday, April 9 revealed that the victim was a street child who fell into the hands of the callous officers while his friends managed to escape.

    Watch the video below:

    “The police officers found us in Ojamii and started beating us. My friends escaped with injuries. I couldn’t run away because they had broken my leg,” he narrated.

    The boy asked the police to take pity on him but the officer would not heed the call and continued beating him until he lost consciousness.

    Faith Minza, a good samaritan, took the child to the hospital where they procured x-rays for the injured leg.

    "The Xray showed the leg in three pieces, each in its own part," narrated Minza.

    Minza later called Dorice Wako, a police officer working in the Busia town to explain what had happened.

    "I found the child's leg had been broken. I'm very sad because the solution is not beating these street children," narrated Dorice.

    Dorice requested the government's assistance in finding the vulnerable group somewhere to stay.

    "I'd like to ask the government to set aside schools and facilities where these children can be housed during the period of the pandemic," stated Dorice.

    The police officer condemned the actions of her colleagues in brutalising the child providing that those were not the values the law enforcement arm stood by.

    13-year-old minor beaten by police in Busia town on April 3, 2020.
    13-year-old minor beaten by police in Busia town on April 3, 2020.
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    "I'd like to call on my fellow officers to carry out our work with humanity. We will come to regret what we have done as well. We have been taught not to apply excessive force to the public," said Dorice.

    The boy is unable to walk or relive himself normally after the beating. It has fallen on Dorice Wako to take care of the child.

    Police Commander John Nyoike stated he had not been informed of the incident but would look into it.