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Three Police Officers Arrested After Woman Dragged By Motorbike


Three police officers in Kenya have been arrested after one of them was filmed apparently dragging a 21-year-old woman tied to a motorcycle.

 

Accusing her of involvement in a robbery, another man is seen whipping her as she pleads for them to stop.

 

The crowd in a town in the western county of Nakuru reportedly intervened and she is being treated in hospital for a broken leg, among other injuries.

 

Kenya's police are often accused of brutality.

 

Last week, the police watchdog said at least 15 people had been killed by police during the nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew, aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus. It called for them to be arrested and charged but no action has been taken so far.

 

A UN human rights report has documented widespread police violence in 182 communities, including beating, use of live ammunition and tear gas, sexual violence and damage to property.

 

Kenya's Department of Criminal Investigation says the three police officers who are now in custody are helping with investigations into the incident.

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