A video of a Kenyan police office dragging a woman tied to his motorcycle has gone viral on social media.
The sad occurrence took place on Saturday, June 6, in Kuresoi, Kenya.
21-year-old Mercy Cherono could be heard pleading for her life as she was dragged along the road with a moving motorcycle.
The officer accused her of being part of a robbery gang that broke into the house of David Kiprotich, a Deputy OCS at Olenguruone police station while he was away.
Mercy was unable to escape after her alleged gang members made away with Ksh.10,000, police uniform, a TV set and a sub-woofer. It was learnt that she was dragged out of the bathroom she locked herself in by security officers, who then proceeded to beat her up before tying her to the motorcycle.
In the viral video, a man who was cheering the OCS was also seen whipping the woman on the back while she screamed.
Mercy is now being treated at Olenguruone Hospital in Kuresoi South after sustaining injuries on her head, chest and feet.
Reacting to the viral video, Rift Valley Regional Police Commander Marcus Ochola said it was inhuman and unacceptable.
He revealed he has ordered to investigate the misconduct of the Olenguruone OCS after the video made headlines.
Also recounting her ordeal, the mother of one said she doesn’t know how she survived the brutal incident.
In an interview with Standard Newspaper, she noted the following;
“I don’t know how I survived this. The policeman suspected I was among people who broke into his house and stole the items that Sunday morning. He said I had to be punished as he dragged me around.
“I could not resist. I accompanied him and we joined another group of people that was standing on the roadside.”
Cherono revealed that the policeman dragged her along the road for nearly 200 meters before the crowd intervened.
“I pleaded for mercy but the officer couldn’t hear none of that. All this time I was not aware of the crime I was being punished for”, she added.
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