Senior cop to be charged with assault of Capital FM journalist after DPP Haji nod
Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has approved charges against a senior police officer who assaulted Capital FM journalist Angela Muiruri at a residence in Kileleshwa on December 19, 2020.
The radio presenter was among 21 women assaulted during a security operation in Nairobi’s Kileleshwa estate.
According to a report by Nation, the former Miss Kenya-USA said she was in the company of her friends and was about to leave in order to beat the 10 pm curfew when all hell broke loose.
More than a dozen police officers stormed the garden party and ordered everyone to sit down.
Muiruri got most of the officers’ wrath after she questioned their actions and was left nursing injuries.
“My words made the officers mad because I was slapped, and when I continued to question them on why they mishandled women, one of the officers proceeded to whip me,” she said.
According to Muiruri, the officers kept them at the parking lot way past curfew hours before being bundled into a waiting lorry at the gate and driven to Muthangari Police Station where they were booked, only to be freed at 4 am, having parted with KES 1,000.
“We were, however, forced to sign a paper that indicated that we had been granted free bond for violating night curfew despite having paid KES 1,000 each,” Muiruri said.
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