Momanyi said that after local law enforcement officilas asked them what they were doing outside after curfew, they responded by asking if 8:00 p.m. was included in mandatory hours.
“IT WAS AFTER WE QUESTIONED THEM IF THE NIGHT CURFEW BEGINS AT 8 PM THAT THE POLICE OFFICERS BEGAN ATTACKING US WITH KICKS AND BLOWS.”
Momanyi said he found an opportunity and managed to escape the officers’ physical attacks, which angered police, who reportedly pulled out metal rods and wooden sticks which they used to beat the deceased, Manyonge.
“THE OFFICERS CONCENTRATED ON MANYONGE WHO WAS ARGUING WITH THEM AND THAT IS WHEN I FOUND A CHANCE TO ESCAPE AND RAN AWAY LEAVING HIM BEHIND.”
The deceased’s mother, who took him to the Kitale County hospital, told K24TV that her son had suffered multiple injuries, including a broken neck, broken ribs and other injuries all over his body, with the leg taking the heaviest blow.
“When I saw my son, I couldn’t believe my eyes. He was in pain with blood all over his body. The officers did not even take him to the hospital, Manyong’s mother said .
District police chief Francis Tambo confirmed the incident and said an investigation had been opened into the case awaiting autopsy report.
“THE CASE WAS REPORTED BY THE GRANDMOTHER GRACE MMBONE AND THE DCI WERE FOLLOWING CRUCIAL LEADS. WE WILL UNRAVEL WHAT HAPPENED ONCE WE ARE DONE WITH THE INVESTIGATIONS,” District Police Officer, Francis Tambo says.