The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is on the receiving end yet again, this time after using George Floyd’s incident to make an appeal to Kenyans.
In pursuit of justice, DCI urged Kenyans to report crimes happening near them using Floyd’s example where Darnella Frazier filmed and circulated a video showing police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on the African-American man leading to his death.
“Darnella Frazier was only 17 years old when she witnessed a Police officer breaking the law. She took action by filming the then Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, as he arrested George Floyd by placing his knee on Floyd’s neck. Out of Darnella’s courage, Derek is now convicted for murder,” wrote DCI on Facebook.
As a result, the agency encouraged Kenyans to report rogue police officers so that they could take action.
“DCI acknowledges that the unlawful actions of an errant law enforcement officer may lead to untold suffering to victims,” said DCI in part.
However, a section of Kenyans online dismissed the appeal saying rogue officers are set free after being reported, adding that whistleblowers are later hunted down by the same DCI.
Momanyi Amos: Sorry two different countries, one that abides by the law and the other that goes against, one that bites it’s children and one that stands by there’s whichever the circumstances. How you came guns burning and against Purity Mwambia episode I doubt if you can be trusted. I rest my case
Mariah Twirie: You film a police officer here, the inspector general comes to defend them or you disappear without a trace
Martin Kiogoria: Pulling a PR stunt won’t help in repairing your already dented image. Summoning an investigative journalist one Purity Mwambia after exposing rogue police officers depicted you as petty and a force not ready to stand by truth in fight against crime
Makori Nyairo Mayaka: In Kenya if a police sets an eye on you filling him or her heavens comes into a stand still n you know that. That phone gets broken and you DCI can’t act. So stop cheating us!
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