Did policemen vent anger on revelers after humiliation by KDF soldiers in nightclub?
A footage has surfaced online that reportedly captured police officers harassing revelers at a local club near their station on a Friday two weeks ago.
Reports claim that the police officers were venting their frustrations moments after they had been reportedly roughed up by Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers.
The Nairobi News can not confirm the veracity of these claims.
The shameful incident captured by CCTV cameras on July 29, 2016.
Nairobi County Police Commander Japheth Koome has called on anyone who might have been harassed or beaten by any police officer during the incident to come forward and report for action to be taken.
Speaking to Nairobi News on the phone on Sunday, Mr Koome said, “I cannot comment on anything that has not been reported at our police stations. All I can do is call upon anyone who was involved in the fracas to report and I will follow it up because no one is above the law.”
The police officers were reportedly roughed up by KDF soldiers at the club, and quickly sought refuge at their police station. They however returned moments later on a revenge mission wielding firearms but found their tormentors had left.
Witnesses of the late night drama reported that the police officers, upon return, started shooting at the speeding car of the KDF officers but no casualties were reported.
In the CCTV footage posted on Facebook, the police officers are seen venting their frustrations by dragging revelers out of the night club.
Mr Koome told Nairobi News that the matter is a sensitive one because it involved both the police and KDF soldiers. H e however promised to pursue the matter further.
He cautioned the public from posting things on social media and circulating them before talking to the authorities.
“I urge the public to be careful on what they put online before they verify what has happened. We are here to help you, call us or report any wrong doing by our officers,” he added.
Earlier on, there was speculation that the video was probably the footage of officers effecting an eviction notice at the premises.