FIDA steps in on the Olenguruone police brutality case

The Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Kenya is now calling on government agencies handling the alleged police brutality in Olenguruone case that left Ms Mercy Cherono fighting for her life at the Nakuru Level 5 hospital.

Speaking at the facility on Friday after visiting Mercy Cherono in the ward where she is nursing wounds, FIDA Kenya Executive Director Anne Ireri while condemning the incident said the police officers should follow the law instead of torture.

She added that they will be following up the matter through court  and have Lawyers to handle the case and ensure justice.

The Director also stating that they will be offering  support to Ms Cherono through her criminal case and seek to empower her.

Counseling and therapy to ensure that she

Meanwhile, the federation has called on Interior Cabinet Secretary and the entire regional administration as well as the Nakuru Level 5 hospital to ensure the Olenguruone case is handled with much attention it deserves.

“We shall be following up this matter as FIDA.We however call on the Government agencies concerned with the case to ensure there is no abuse of  law. Ensure that Kenya is a country that does not tolerate violence.

FIDA’s sentiments coming barely a day after Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya said a criminal offence (burglary incident) was committed and Ms Mercy Cherono is a prime suspect.

An armed police officer has been assigned to man her and her visitors at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital.

It’s alleged that Ms Cherono and her two male accomplices, who then managed to flee, broke into a police house and stole valuables among them cash and police uniform.

“Ms Cherono and all the suspects she named are under arrest and have recorded statements to aid police with investigations,” he revealed.

Natembeya also confirmed that investigations have been launched on the police officers and will equally face the law if found culpable.