Three men who assaulted elderly woman in viral video arrested
Police have arrested three suspects in connection to an incident captured on camera showing a woman receiving a beating from three men, reported to be her in laws.
Those arrested are Dedan Kimathi Agan, Enos Odhiambo Osoo and Lukio Okwiri.
They will likely be charged with assault and causing actual bodily harm.
Further to an incident reported yesterday where an old lady with her son were assaulted by known persons, the following are under arrest and being processed to be arraigned for offence of assault causing actual bodily harm.
1. Dedan Kimathi Agan
2. Enos Odhiambo Osoo pic.twitter.com/ACaAcKsth9
— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) April 19, 2022
In the clip, the woman identified as Mama Kwamboka and her son were assaulted as villagers watched.
“NPS joins outraged Kenyans in condemning the uncalled brutality against the two. There are legally laid down procedures of settling conflicts between people. The rule of law should always prevail against the rule of the mob in all situations. Our local police are handling the matter. We shall therefore share the outcome of their findings in due course,” said the Police in a statement.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and Homabay lawmaker Gladys Wanga are among those who condemned the incident.
Mataing’i wrote: “This is intolerable gender violence. It doesn’t matter what this woman did! I have asked the RC Nyanza and his security team to immediately hunt for these beastly perpetrators & their crowd of onlookers and apprehend them so that an opportunity is set for them to face the law!”