Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has denied allegations of police officers brutalising members of the public following a raid conducted by the officers in a Nairobi estate.
In a statement released on Monday, December 21, 2020, the IG clarified that the police had responded to a disturbance call from a distraught neighbour, not a crackdown on curfew enforcement as channelled on social media.
"The attention of the National Police has been drawn to allegations doing rounds in the social media on alleged assault by police officers on members of the public in an estate within Nairobi.Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai during a passing out parade for 1,224 officers in December 2019File
"We wish to clarify to members of the public that the incident had nothing to do with enforcement of curfew orders," the statement read in part.
IG Mutyambai alleged that certain individuals had attended a night party at a residence within the estate. A neighbour from the estate reported the matter, thus calling for police action.
He stated that the police responded appropriately in addressing the issue and in the process, some people were injured trying to escape arrest
"We wish to advise those aggrieved to make formal complaints at the nearest police station.
"The National Police Service upholds the rule of law and does not condone any form of Police excesses. I promise that the matter will be thoroughly investigated and appropriate action taken against those found culpable," IG Mutyambai assured.
He urged members of the public to take due caution and observe law and order during the festive season.
"The National Police Service will work closely with the public to ensure maximum safety and security for all Kenyans," IG Mutyambai concluded.Inspector-General of Police Hillary Nzioki Mutyambai all smiles behind the wheel of a locally assembled Mahindra at State House Nairobi on March 9, 2020.PSCU
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