Kenyan police arrested after dragging suspect by motorbike

The one-and-a-half minute clip has caused outrage on social media

(BBC) – Three police officers in Kenya have been arrested after one of them was filmed apparently dragging a 21-year-old woman tied to a motorcycle.

Accusing her of involvement in a robbery, another man is seen whipping her as she pleads for them to stop.

The crowd in a town in the western county of Nakuru reportedly intervened and she is being treated in hospital for a broken leg, among other injuries.

Kenya’s police are often accused of brutality.

Last week, the police watchdog said at least 15 people had been killed by police during the nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew, aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus. It called for them to be arrested and charged but no action has been taken so far.

Yassin Moyo, 13, was among those killed. Police spokesperson Charles Owino told the BBC that his shooting was accidental as the police officer wanted to disperse a crowd by firing into the air.

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