A 70-year-old woman who was allegedly stripped naked by a Pakistan national in Mombasa is now crying for justice accusing police officers of having received bribes to interfere with investigations.
The woman who now claims she injured her back during the scuffle said that she had visited Sonic International limited offices in the Shimanzi area of Mombasa county to deliver a pressure cooker which the company had ordered and paid for a deposit of Ksh100,000.
However, things took a different turn for the septuagenarian after the director of the company Vimal Pattni declined to pay for the ordered item.
CCTV footage in our possession shows an argument ensued between a man named Andrew Juma, the Pakistani and the elderly woman.
Pattni later stormed out of his office and summoned two guards who took charge and began pushing the woman and threw her out of the office as the Pakistani boss held the door wide open.
Moments later, the guards are seen dragging the woman on the floor as she struggles to free herself while the duo begin to strip her naked.
The 20-minute CCTV footage further shows her last struggle to cover her naked body before she is forcefully ushered out of the company's premises.
"I have suffered mental torture, am in constant pain and have been taking strong pain killers for the last one year, as I seek justice why didn't they ask me to leave their office rather than stripping me naked, these are my son's who assaulted me by not only beating me but removing my clothes and leaving me naked," she said.
Mombasa Police charged the woman
The matter, which had been reported at the central police station under OB number 06|04|08|2021, took a new twist after the investigating officer forwarded the assault inquiry file number 5 of 2021 to the DPP with recommendations to have the victim charged over claims of having caused a disturbance.
Federation of Women Lawyers Kenya (FIDA) wrote to the senior assistant director of public prosecutions, Hassan Abdi in a letter dated June 22, 2022.
In the letter, FIDA had indicated that it was aggrieved by the decision by the office of the director of public prosecutions (DPP) that had directed the file be closed with no further police action.
"However we had the opportunity to peruse the said file at the police station and view the CCTV footage obtained from the scene. We are of the view that our client was assaulted we, therefore, request that the decision based on the attached letter be reviewed," part of the letter reads.