I’ll Make This Place Ungovernable - Rigathi Threatens Govt After Police Beating

  • Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua
    Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua
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  • Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua on Saturday 26, threatened to break social order in his constituency over claims of police brutality. 

    Police officers from Gatung'ang'a Police Post in Mathira have been accused of beating up residents while implementing curfew rules.

    The latest incident led to a shooting of a man who had been arrested beyond the curfew hours - much to the chagrin of Rigathi. 

    An undated image of police patrolling area during curfew hours
    An undated image of police patrolling area during curfew hours
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    “If those police officers are not arraigned in court on Monday, I will lead the people of this constituency in serious demonstrations block all the roads and make this place ungovernable,” Gachagua stated. 

    One person aged 35 who was in a brawl with the police was injured on his right thigh suspected of being a gunshot and was rushed to Karatina Sub County Hospital where he is being treated and in stable condition. 

    The MP also called upon the president to put to an end the curfew law as police are using it to harass citizens. 

    “With all due respect, I call upon on our president to stop this curfew nonsense this curfew is serving no useful purpose as it's only enriching the policemen.

    He noted that those in charge of implementing the curfew had been all over collecting money from people. 

    “The only beneficiary from this curfew is the police, not the common man even some officers have bought cars here since this curfew came” he lamented 

    He added that the president should call off the curfew as people have been vaccinated and are following the safety protocols. 

    "We are asking the president, people have been vaccinated, people are taking care of themselves and are observing the protocols please call off this curfew unless you want to continue enriching the president” he noted.  

    “It is unbelievable that this is a country that is democratic that has rule of law that has a constitution and then we have a police force that has gone rogue. This is unacceptable and it will not happen under my watch,” he highlighted. 

    Gachagua further called upon IPOA to visit the area and conduct an investigation. 

    An undated image of vehicles parked outside a police station
    An undated image of vehicles parked outside a police station
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