A little over 200 protesters marched through the slum community of Mathare in protest of police brutality and killings of in the Kenyan capitol. Since the coronavarus lock-down and curfew hours, more people have died at the hands of the police. The protest was organixed by three groups comprising civil society organizations and individuals of Mathare. According to the protesters, their action is to call authorities attention to the wave of police killings in the area.
Rachel Wanjiku, protester told the press that she joined the protest because she could feel their protesters' message, and especially victims of police killings. "I know how the police bahaves and I know about them." She said with tears in eyes. She said her boy friend was killed by the police when she was in the hospital for delivery. "The night of giving birth, it was the very night they(police) found it pleasing to kill him. Alex was 19."
According to the protesters many of whom were women and girls, the police have killed more people than the corona have done.
" We are here to protest police killings of peaceful people". Sobukwe, a filmmaker whose friend was gunned down by police said.
At least a total of 15 people have been killed by the Nairobi Police since the corona curfew in the city.
The protest marchers made stops at places where people were killed by the police.
"I realized my body was burning"
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A market woman, Alanyo, in the northern village of Gulu complained of police brutality against. Her face, legs, breasts, arms and other parts of her body are oozing with fluid from her bruised body all resulting from police beating and burning her skin with touches and open flames. Joyce's accounts fit almost all narratives by people who have also suffered police brutal treatments against people.
"I did not refuse to pack my things when they ordered me to do so. But without giving me chance, they started beating and burning me. I am now in severe body pains. Joyce said a boiling oil was kicked in her cheat by a local government security officer.
Security people -police are usually seen with sticks in hands in Kampala's streets to beat anybody they consider ready for beating.
Protesters in Nairobi, Kenya - protesting for 'body right and other rights'