The family in Nyamiranga village, Borabu Constituency in Nyamira County is in great disbelief after their son was brutally beaten by police that lead to his succumb.
The tearful family and friends came to condole with the family of the late Franklin Mong’are who died in the custody of the area assistant chief in unclear circumstances.
According to the statement by the late Mong’are family, Mong’are had gone to seek for his impounded motorbike to be released.
Later, the late Franklin Mong’are was reduced to a shell of broken bones and crushed skull. The late succumbed to fital injuries at Tenwek Mission hospital.
Violet Kwamboka, an eye witness, said: “Alisema nifungulie niende, nilikuwa na makosa gani? Ndio huyo askari alipiga mlango teke ukafunguka, akamtoa hapo kwa room akamshika hivi akaamza kumpiga makofi.”
Moses Mong’are, father to the late Franklin Mong’are said that on 27th December 2022 in the morning, he revived a report that his son Franklin is admitted in hospital, the son’s skull was crushed.
“Tarehe ishirini na saba saa mbili asubuhi nilipigiwa ripoti kuwa kijana wangu alikuwa amelazwa hospitalini…mtoto ameharibiwa skull sana haiwezi kurudiwa.” said Moses Mong’are, the deceased’s Father
However, the area assistant chief has died the allegations, ascertaining that he only arrested late Franklin Mong’are with his motorbike and illicit brew he had.
“Yule kijana mimi sikumpiga wala sikumpeleka kwa wale askari mahali walikuwa. Mimi kitu nilifanya ni kushika pikipiki na ile pombe iliyokuwa imeshikwa,” he said.
However, Human rights defender Grace Osinde has mocked the incident, accusing police for brutality instead of protecting people.
“It’s sad that the people who are supposed to be protecting us are the people who are going around killing our sons, brothers and husbansds,” said Grace Osinde, a human rights defender