Health Practioner in hospital after assault by police officer

Health Practioner in hospital after assault by police officer

A health officer is fighting for his life in hospital after he was allegedly assaulted by a policeman at Runyejes market in Embu County. The victim Mustafa Hamisi who is a psychologist is undergoing treatment at Runyejes sub county Hospital where he was rushed after the Sunday night attack.

Witnesses explained that the policeman confronted the officer and tried to arrest him over unknown reasons but he resisted. The law enforcer who was accompanied by his two colleagues allegedly set upon Mr. Hamisi with kicks and blows and left him on the ground.

 The police accused him of resisting arrest and they badly injured him, took him to the local police station and locked him up but later when his condition worsened he was taken to hospital.

Runyejes police boss Benjamin Muhia denied the officer was on the wrong. "The policeman was arresting Mr. Hamisi when he turned violent and attacked him and a fight broke out. In the scuffle, the policeman had his two teeth knocked out and is also admitted to Kieni Hospital," Mr. Muhia explained.

The local Kenya National Union of Nurses Branch Secretary Joseph Ngwasi condemned the attack and called on the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to get to the bottom of the matter.He denied that Mr. Hamisi, who is an employee of the Embu County government, had resisted arrest.

"The medic is crying for justice and the policeman who brutally wounded him should be apprehended and prosecuted. We even suspect that the officer was drunk during the incident," said Mr. Ngwasi.

By Jane wangui

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