Probe starts on police beating of Kenyan lawmaker

Kenya –Kenya police watchdog has launched investigations into the brutal conduct of four police officers pictured beating a female lawmaker in the capital, Nairobi on Tuesday.

According to local media, the police were deployed to the Nairobi County Assembly to disperse lawmakers who had tried to impeach the Speaker amid chaotic scenes.

A standoff between the police and lawmakers started and the four police officers were seen assaulting local representative Patricia Mutheu.

The country’s watchdog said it had “contacted some of the people who were present during the chaos” to get testimonies.

“The preliminary enquiry seeks to establish the role played by police officers who were deployed at the premise,” it said in a statement.

The local affiliate of Amnesty International has called on the police officers to he held accountable

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