A widow in Nakuru County on Wednesday, August 12, left four police officers dumbfounded after she successfuly evaded arrest.
In a video that surfaced online, the widow had been part of a group of mitumba (second-hand clothes) traders who had been demonstrating over slowed down business occassioned by Covid-19 restrictions on imports.
Four police officers, two men and two women, attempted to arrest her claiming that she had took part in the illegal demonstration but she proved they were not match for him.
She denied any wrongdoing and declined to willingly boad the awaiting police car explaining that she was a widow and her child would be left to suffer.Unopened bales of second-hand clothes.File
"What wrong have I done? I demand to know. You need to tell me what wrong I did before I get into this car.
"What do you want my child to eat on his own? All these people were involved in the riot and I do not see you asking them to board the police car," she posed.
The clip showed the officers attempting to push her towards the car as she went further away and even sat down.
At the end, the officers listened to her grievancies before leaving her.
The woman was part of a group of protestors decrying hardship after the halt of mitumba imports, a trade that benefits thousands of traders countrywide.
The government halted the importation of second-hand clothes as a precaution to aid in curbing the spread of the dreaded Covid-19 virus.
The main source of mitumba imports have been the US, UK, and China that recorded high cases of the virus.
Local manufacturers have encouraged the government to maintain the restriction noting that second-hand clothes had immensely affected local textile industry.
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