A police woman has been captured on camera assaulting a female motorist by the roadside in Kericho – Chepseon road.
The 19-second clip which has gone viral on social media shows the policewoman pulling the motorist from behind severally. The lady had her clothes partially ripped as she held onto the car’s window pleading to be left alone.
Another voice off camera is also heard pleading ”that is not the way” as the undeterred police officer kept on shoving the lady.
Moments later, she turns around in a seemingly violent nature to make her case to the lady as the video ends when she approached.
Twitter user Marie Obara identified herself as the female motorist. She tweeted the video on Sunday saying it happened to her earlier in the day.
She claims to have requested for some information from the police officers which led to the scuffle.
— Marie (@marieobara) January 1, 2017
The video sparked outrage and debates over the internet prompting the police to comment on the incident.
Kericho county police commander James Mugera came out in defense of his officer saying the motorist had been captured speeding by a speed gun and resisted arrest.
”During the scuffle, other passengers in the vehicle started arguing with the officer which forced the motorist to be arrested for further action,” Mugera said.
”That is when the tussle happened because the lady resisted arrest. This incident is unfortunate and I have personally ordered investigations.”
He further stated that the female motorist was cooperating with the police and that the officer concerned was ”interdicted from duty” as investigations continue.
Kericho-based human rights activist Paul Chirchir among others are calling for action to be taken to stop the increasing number of incidents involving police brutality.