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Police brutality has no place in Kenya.... But..

17 May 2016, 13:16 Shakila Alivitsa

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 go offense.

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 rape.

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 to that.

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 serving.

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.

- MyNews24

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