Nairobi News


Man who survived police beating claims he was not a protester

The man who was seen being beaten by anti-riot police officers in a clip and photos that have angered Kenyans is alive and says that he was not part of the protests.

Boniface Manono, a resident of Gachie, says he had travelled to Nairobi to attend a job interview at Uber at Mirage Plaza.

He had just finished the interview and was heading to the matatu terminus, when a teargas canister was hurled before him.

He changed direction and ran not knowing that there were anti-police officers ahead.

They chased him and one of them tripped him to the ground.

“Several police officers beat me up with batons and left me there. I was helpless,” he said.

He said journalists picked him and moved him to the verandah of a building whose name he does not know.

“They (journalists) also went away to continue with their job,” he narrated

After everything was calm, he said, he went to Central Park and called his uncle using a borrowed phone who came and took him to his house in Kibera.