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Kisumu county askaris suspended for dragging woman by vehicle



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12 Kisumu county askaris who dragged a woman by a vehicle on Wednesday morning have been suspended.

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Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o said he was saddened and shocked following the arrest and mishandling of the trader by the city’s enforcement officers.

“As investigations continue on this matter with the urgency it deserves, I have directed the City Manager to immediately SUSPEND FROM DUTY all the Officers who were involved in this incident with immediate effect, until the conclusion of the on-going probe on the matter,” he said in a statement.

The Governor stated that all County enforcement officers must carry out their duties while fully respecting human rights of wananchi.

Kisumu county Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o

He also stated that residents should also respect the city’s regulations and the rule of law.

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“I will continue to update members of the public and our traders on this matter even as I wish the injured Lady a quick recovery,” he said.

Kenyans on Twitter condemned the incident and called for speedy action against the officers.

“I cannot even begin to understand what these city askaris from Kisumu were thinking about dragging this peasant hawker on a moving vehicle! Her only crime was hawking Pensive face, We honestly cannot have our mothers who are trying to make ends meet be treated like this!!!” tweeted Bosire Wairimu.


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