Police arrest men captured in viral video whipping woman, son

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 19 Apr, 2022 09:40 | 2 mins read
Woman being assaulted by her in-laws for trying to help her son. PHOTO/Courtesy

Police have arrested three men in connection to an assault incident where a middle-aged woman and her son were caught in a viral video being whipped by aggressors believed to be her in-laws.

In the video, the woman identified as Mama Kwamboka and her son Alfred is repetitively being whipped by the three men using sticks as they plead for mercy from the onlookers.

"Just kill me. Arrest me with him. Help me. You are killing me. You had ordered me to leave, I'm going now," she pleaded in pain.

According to reports, the woman was trying to protect her son who was being beaten by the suspects before they turned on her.

It is not immediately clear why the two were being assaulted but in the video, one of the suspects is heard accusing the woman in the Luo dialect of disrespecting his brother as he continuously beat her.

Onlookers also claim that the suspects stripped the woman before they took her and locked her in a house.

Following the incident, police who condemned the incident revealed that they have arrested the three in-laws; Lukio Okwiri, Dedan Kimathi Agan and Enos Odhiambo Osoo and they are currently being processed to be arraigned in court.

The police say that the three were out of order to assault the woman and her son regardless of their purported wrongdoing.

"A video clip circulating on social media where an old lady and a young man assumed to be her son are being flogged by an unnamed aggressor has been noted by the National Police Service. The cruel act of victimising the two for whatever reason is unjustified, unlawful and cruel," the police said.

"The men behind the incident have been arrested and being processed to be arraigned for the offence of assault causing actual bodily harm," the police added.

The authorities urged Kenyans to employ other legally-binding conflict-resolution mechanisms in solving their disputes instead of taking the law into their own hands.