Health care workers in Keroka, Nyamira County, on Monday staged protests against an alleged Sunday night assault on a nurse by police officers.
Nurses’ Union officials told journalists Samson Mariba was leaving work at Keroka Sub-County Hospital when officers accosted him.
He has since been hospitalized and is currently receiving treatment.
The injured Mariba is also the Chair Nurses Union Nyamira County branch.
He works at the COVID-19 isolation ward according to union officials.
He was clobbered metres away from his house as he walked home at AROUND 7 pm.
“He was beaten on grounds that he had violated COVID-19 prevention measures yet he is an essential worker,” said Benard Kerosi, branch union Secretary.
Kerosi said as health care staff, they are demanding answers from the Interior Ministry as they seek justice.
” We are owed an explanation on why we should be harassed and beaten up while in the course of our work,” he said.
Police in Keroka have since started investigations into the assault.
Sub-County Commander Robert Ndambiri said already a probe is underway.
” We have already met the nurses’ union officials and discussed the matter. We have taken it up and we are not going to rest until the suspect are arrested and prosecuted,” said Ndambiri.
By Darlington Mose