Outrage after pictures showing alleged police brutality appear on Facebook

One of the photos posted on Facebook and which has generated outrage over alleged police brutality. Police are investigating the origin of pictures. PHOTO | COURTESY | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The three pictures have outraged human rights activists who have demanded the arrest of the officers involved.
  • The pictures of the young men lying flat on their bellies, show a police officer with an assault rifle whipping them while his colleagues watch.
  • The pictures were met with outrage in northern Kenya with human rights activists saying they were a confirmation of police brutality.
  • Social media users took to Facebook and Twitter to condemn the police brutality under the #stoppolicebrutalityinNep banner.

Police are investigating the origin of pictures that appeared on social media showing officers whipping and walking over unidentified youths in Garissa County.

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