4 times Kenyan police were forced to act on domestic violence cases after public outrage

This comes after DPP ordered for the arrest of a woman taped beating a man

In the viral video, the lady is seen assaulting the hapless man on the floor over a Sh200 debt.

Following the uproar, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) asked members of the public to provide information leading to the woman's arrest.

The incident is the latest of a series of domestic violence and rape cases that have seen the police take action as a result of public anger.

Last week, a similar instance happened where the DPP ordered for the arrest of a man caught on tape ruthlessly beating a woman in Makueni.

Business Insider SSA takes a look at past incidences of domestic violence and rape where online outrage prompted police to act swiftly:

February 2016: British pilot attacks female officer

Captain Alistair Patrick Llewelyn was caught on tape assaulting a female police officer and creating a disturbance.

Mr Llewelyn had been contracted to fly deputy president William Ruto to a political rally in central Kenya.

He was pictured pushing Corporal Mercy Wandera for apparently using her mobile phone and failing to stop a crowd from approaching the helicopter.

The viral video caused an uproar in the online community to which Mr Llewelyn was later arrested and charged in court on the orders of the Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnett.

August 2016: Outrage as woman's hands are cut off by husband

Kenyans took to social media to express fury over an incident where a 27 year old woman had her hands chopped off by her husband because she has not borne him a child since they got married.

Jackline Mwende was allegedly attacked by Stephen Ngila in their home with a machete which also left her deaf in one ear.

Police and members of the community began looking for Ngila the night the attack took place.

He was arrested the following day after appearing at the hospital where Mwende was being treated.

April 2018: MP's aide slaps election observer

A man was caught on camera assaulting an election observer in central Kenya, sparking public outrage.

The man, alleged to be an aide of Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua, slapped the IEBC official following a confrontation between the MP and election officials.

He was later arrested and charged with assault although he was released on a Sh10, 000 bond.

April 2018: Rugby players implicated in rape incident

DPP Noordin Haji directed police to arrest and prosecute two Harlequin rugby players accused of raping a singer.

Kemunto made the ordeal known to public by posting details on her Instagram page. She claimed that she was raped overnight by the two players on her birthday and became pregnant as a result.

Screenshots of her ordeal were shared online as users called for the arrest and charging of the rugby players.


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