Police brutality has no place in Kenya.... But..
17 May 2016, 13:16
Nairobi - Yesterday, I saw something. There was this police
person-GSU, the one in red gear; he was beating that guy like a crazy person. I
was like; someone’s husband is in trouble; or brother or cousin or whatever. I
even wondered why he stopped running. It is like he wanted it to be seen,
because normal flight plan is run and run and run! This guy ran and reached
somewhere then stopped and curled up on a curb. Okay! If you cannot defend, you
Kenyans are angry. It is being called police brutality.
Okay! Let us continue going.
My purpose of this article, I don’t even want to talk about
yesterday, I want us to recall 07/08. Truth is, no Kenyan had ever thought we
could reach that category. We thought,
‘Ah, these are just jokers.’ The president sent in the boys in blue. Did they
handle it? GSU was sent to a few spots because they thought it would not be that
bad. It never touched the region I was in by the way, the violence-but you saw
on television like what you saw yesterday. You passed your own judgments and
continued sipping your tea in your safe home.
You saw hooligans, you figured; those ones are going to get
tired until you all realized things were thick.
Hooligans came out of their houses with pangas, machetes,
whatever; they went to people’s houses they killed, they raped women/ children
and they burnt people alive and families were destroyed. GSU was not there
because we thought we were at level 2- they were in a few areas but not in all
areas we thought it would cool down. Boys in blue were sent in and they could
not handle the situation. They were just running around with the cats while the
real animals were doing damage in other areas.
Remember the face of the woman who was put alive in a three
stone fire place. She is still living with those scars. Her life ruined
forever. A certain popular DJ lost his hand trying to save a woman from gang
Now ask yourself with the way this is going, because we are
seeing incitement. It is like someone wants us to think it is okay to go back
Do you want the GSU to be brought in or the boys in blue?
Look at the picture of your daughter, your mother, relative, cousin, father,
and son then ask yourself about next year because this is where this is going.
Yesterday was not about the Commander and Nkaissery not
knowing what they are doing and using brute force. It is a warning. They are
not going to allow chaos to erupt again because they have seen what is
happening and they are trying to curb it. Big things start small and it seems a
group is being incited to take matters in their own hands again in case they do
not get their way-again!
I do not want to be worried like that. Yesterday’s hooliganism
was not about being heard and voicing what you need to be done. It was not
about being peaceful. Those were not right minded people in the streets;
storming shops, beating civilians, breaking and entering.
Did you see the civilians who were just peacefully minding
their business being harassed by those looters? One of those men beaten by the
GSU had just been part of a crowd ambushing a man but you do not want to know
that. That sounds like a peaceful protester to you.
Okay, next time it will be you and we will see where you
will run because the President and Nkaissery are stupid apparently. Now we are storming offices, next time we
will allow someone to storm State House and uproot the President that will be
Kenyans, you need to learn to open your eyes wide and not
think short term. See things before they happen and understand why some things
have to be done to curb a situation that could go wild.
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