Police launch probe on gun drama at Embakasi nightclub – VIDEO
Police have launched an internal investigation after video of police officers attacking patrons in a bar in Embakasi surfaced on social media.
Nairobi County Police Commander Japheth Koome however said that by Sunday, no one had made a formal complaint to the police to facilitate investigations.
The police boss asked the residents who might have been harassed or beaten by any police officer to come forward and report for action to be taken on them.
In the CCTV footage captured on July 29 and posted on Facebook, members of the public are seen being dragged out of the night club by the officers and beaten.
One of the officers is seen pouring water on a woman who has fallen down after being dragged from the toilet.
Already one of the officer has been identified as a Constable attached to the Petty Crime section within the station.
He is being accused of misuse of a firearm after it was established that he fired at least three times in the air using his official Ceska pistol, before storming into the bar to assault the revelers.
Other reports indicated that there was a scuffle between the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers and an officer based at the station who has been identified only as Constable Muli.
The officers rushed to the station and came back with their colleagues while armed but found when the soldiers had escaped.
Mr Koome said that if investigations link any officer to the incident then necessary action would be taken.
“We urge the victims to report to any station so that the matter can be investigated further. So far, nobody has reported to any of the stations in Nairobi,” he said.
There were also reports of shooting but no casualties were reported.
Mr Koome said that relevant authorities would pursue the matter since it involved officers from two disciplined institutions.
Detectives had visited the scene and questioned some people. The officer who was manning the station’s gate has also been questioned since he had claimed that he was among the first officers to receive the report of the attack at the bar.