Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hospitalized - Narrative from a Kenyan seeking change

Read Fwamba FC Fwamba's first hand account about the day after being arrested and beaten for demonstrating on behalf of ten million starving Kenyans. (Click on image below)

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http://fwambancfwamba.wordpress.com said...

ALWAYSMORE FOR THE HAGUE The police had rejected our plea to give us our right of reporting assault. In all police cells we had been, we constantly asked the cops on duty to record our complain. They all declined. All those days they had remained with one of Philo’s shoes. On 23rd of Feb. 2003 at 10 am, I waited for Philo at the freedom corner named after the mothers of freedom.Philo came barefooted with one shoe in a paper bag. The other shoe was still in police custody at the central police station. Therefore we started our symbolic walk (starting from freedom corner). We eventually got to the central police station where we demanded our assault case against one Mr. Richard mugwai.we made our request to the officer on duty who was in charge of making records in the occurrence book. Philo asked the cop to give her the shoe too. The cops were uncooperative. the one in charge of the occurrence book, refered us to another guy whose office was labeled O.C.crime.he explained that he had no powers of recording a complain against his senior who had battered us on the 18 feb, 2009 during and after arresting us outside the parliament buildings as we protested against rampant corruption in government, poor governance theft by members of the Kenyan executive. As we sat in that office, the policeman in charge started asking us what we wanted; when we told him he started dodging. The police officer said that his job could be in jeopardy if he allowed us to access the process of justice by recording our report against the cop who assaulted us. A number of five cops came in and stated perusing the occurrence book which we automatically sensed as diversionary tactics. it was the same strategy they used when they saw Ann Njogu going to report the same nature of crime committed by the same cop. {he also assaulted her while arresting her and other colleagues last year} thereafter the tall brown cop led us from the occurrence book desk through towards the end of the corridor where he showed us a door labeled OC.Crime.there was no one in the office. the guy had seen us and sneaked away. Same old tricks. Then by good luck the occupant of the office appeared from a distance. We asked him that his juniors had referred us to him but he just grinned and said that he could not take our reporting because the perpetrator of the crime was his senior. so the cop refused and told us arrogantly that we could go and report to the police commissioner HUSSEIN ALI.By that information we understood that the police had no intentions of allowing us to report the violation of our rights by one Richard mugwai.i know one day the chicken will come home to roost for this brute. Help us bring Mugwai to justice.
http://fwambancfwamba.wordpress.com
http://kenyayoungvotersalliance.blogspot.com
http://fwambancfwamba.blogspot.com

http://fwambancfwamba.wordpress.com said...

ALWAYSMORE FOR THE HAGUE The police had rejected our plea to give us our right of reporting assault. In all police cells we had been, we constantly asked the cops on duty to record our complain. They all declined. All those days they had remained with one of Philo’s shoes. On 23rd of Feb. 2009 at 10 am, I waited for Philo at the freedom corner named after the mothers of freedom.Philo came barefooted with one shoe in a paper bag. The other shoe was still in police custody at the central police station. Therefore we started our symbolic walk (starting from freedom corner). We eventually got to the central police station where we demanded our assault case against one Mr. Richard mugwai.we made our request to the officer on duty who was in charge of making records in the occurrence book. Philo asked the cop to give her the shoe too. The cops were uncooperative. the one in charge of the occurrence book, refered us to another guy whose office was labeled O.C.crime.he explained that he had no powers of recording a complain against his senior who had battered us on the 18 feb, 2009 during and after arresting us outside the parliament buildings as we protested against rampant corruption in government, poor governance theft by members of the Kenyan executive. As we sat in that office, the policeman in charge started asking us what we wanted; when we told him he started dodging. The police officer said that his job could be in jeopardy if he allowed us to access the process of justice by recording our report against the cop who assaulted us. A number of five cops came in and stated perusing the occurrence book which we automatically sensed as diversionary tactics. it was the same strategy they used when they saw Ann Njogu going to report the same nature of crime committed by the same cop. {he also assaulted her while arresting her and other colleagues last year} thereafter the tall brown cop led us from the occurrence book desk through towards the end of the corridor where he showed us a door labeled OC.Crime.there was no one in the office. the guy had seen us and sneaked away. Same old tricks. Then by good luck the occupant of the office appeared from a distance. We asked him that his juniors had referred us to him but he just grinned and said that he could not take our reporting because the perpetrator of the crime was his senior. so the cop refused and told us arrogantly that we could go and report to the police commissioner HUSSEIN ALI.By that information we understood that the police had no intentions of allowing us to report the violation of our rights by one Richard mugwai.i know one day the chicken will come home to roost for this brute. Help us bring Mugwai to justice.
http://fwambancfwamba.wordpress.com
http://kenyayoungvotersalliance.blogspot.com
http://fwambancfwamba.blogspot.com

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