Three men who were captured in a video who assaulting an old woman and her son at Ringa in Homa Bay county have been arrested following widespread condemnation by Kenyans after the clip went viral.
The three; Dedan Kimathi Agan, Enos Odhiambo Osoo and Lukio Okwiri are in
Oriwo police station in Kambui awaiting to be arraigned for the offence of assault causing actual bodily harm.
National Police Service had condemned the incident saying; “the cruel act victimising the two for whatever reason is unjustified, unlawful and cruel.
“Further to an incident reported yesterday where an old lady with her son were assaulted by known persons, the following are under arrest and being processed to be arraigned for offence of assault causing actual bodily harm,” NPS has said
Further, police stated that there are legally laid down procedures of settling conflicts between people.
“There are legally laid down procedures of settling conflicts between people. The rule of law should always prevail against the rule of the mob in all situations,” said the NPS
The uncalled brutality meted on the perpetrators has attracted widespread condemnation by Kenyans who have been demanding for their arrest
“The cruel act victimising the two for whatever reason is unjustified, unlawful and cruel,” said the police.
The Interior and National Coordination Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiangi on Monday ordered for the immediate arrest of the suspects.
Matiangi said the act is an intolerable gender violence.
“It doesn’t matter what the woman did. I have asked the Regional Commissioner Nyanza and his security team to immediately hunt for these beastly perpetrators and their crowd of onlookers and apprehend them so that an opportunity is set for them to face the law.” Said Dr. Matiangi
Early on Monday, advocate Steve Ogolla confirmed to have spoken to the victim who had the matte to Oriwo police in Ringa.
“She is in great pain and is yet to receive medical treatment. We shall offer pre-trial legal assistance and watch brief in the matter to ensure justice is done,” stated Ogolla.
Sources indicate that the elderly woman in the viral clip had been accused by her inlaws of making noise in the compound.
The woman was beaten for close to five minutes as she begged the inlaws to let her go and be allowed to pick her belongings.
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