Two senior officers suspended over curfew misconduct

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Four police officers in Nakuru have been suspended pending investigations into their alleged misconduct during the night curfew which kicked off on Friday, March 27th.

Rift Valley regional police commander Marcus Ocholla said the decision was made because the police officers had assaulted civilians despite being given clear orders by the National Police Service (NPS).

Two senior officers, an OCPD and an OCS are among those that have been suspended.

“Four officers have been interdicted and they are all from Nakuru. We are not in the business of beating up people but rather to protect them. Action has been taken against Likia OCS and Mauche OCPD,” Ocholla said

The incident comes just a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta apologized to Kenyans for the police brutality witnessed at the onset of the dusk to dawn curfew.

Rift Valley Regional Commissioner said the national government would not tolerate police excesses during the Covid19 crisis.

“We don’t send people to go and whip Kenyans but we expect them to maintain law and order. We won’t allow indiscipline in the service,” Natembeya said

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