I'm Tired, Angry & Confused - Amina Abdi

  • A file photo of NTV presenter Amina Abdi
    A file photo of NTV presenter Amina Abdi
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  • Capital FM Presenter and NTV show host Amina Abdi on Wednesday, July 29, condemned police brutality after Mlango Kubwa MCA Patricia Mutheu was assaulted at City Hall.

    In a statement on her social media pages, Amina expressed that police brutality had been on the rise, with Kenyans bearing the brunt of the injustice.

    "I'm tired! Tired, angry, and confused. A clearly harmless situation driven to violence by the individuals who 'protect and serve'," Amina begun.

    "Patricia Mutheu, an MCA, was at her place of work as it is her right, harmless and unarmed. Was all this necessary? We can't even go to work in peace?" she posed.

    Mlango Kubwa MCA Patricia Mutheu Musyimi seen being assaulted by police on July 28, 2020
    Mlango Kubwa MCA Patricia Mutheu Musyimi seen being assaulted by police on July 28, 2020
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    Amina disclosed that she had lived in both Kwangware and Eastleigh and had seen the brutality first hand.

    "I won't sit around and see the people that are supposed to protect us be the ones instilling fear in us," she continued.

    The presenter rallied Kenyans to come together and demand for change, justice and peace.

    Her sentiments came a day after Mutheu, who is receiving treatment at Nairobi Hospital, was clobbered and injured by four police officers at City Hall.

    At the time, a section of MCAs had stormed the premises and wanted to serve Speaker Beatrice Elachi with an impeachment notice signed by 59 members.

    To disperse the crowd, the police lobbed teargas at the lawmakers as well as cloberred some of them.

    Mutheu's legal team has since drafted a letter demanding that the four police officers who assaulted her, be brought to book.

    “They must be removed from the police service immediately, arrested and charged for the assault that has caused grievous harm to our client without any provocation at all,” reads the letter by Ombetta advocates.

    Other leaders who have condemned the action include; Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko and Kirinyaga Woman Rep Purity Ngirici among others.

    Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi.
    Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi.
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