March 27, 2007

Kenyan police…in the name of internal security!

This is what the Kenyan police do in the name of internal security. Thank God for liberalised media…

KENYA CORRUPTION SCANDAL: Security video footage of Kenyan police raiding the offices of a newspaper. CCTV video via the East African Standard.

Blogger mentalacrobatics explains, “This rapid response unit is code-named the Kanga Squad, detectives from Nairobi provincial CID headquarters and officers from the General Service Unit. They are wearing bright orange reflective vests with ‘QRU’ for Quick Rescue Unit/Quick Response Unit which indicates their day job of fight hardcore criminals like carjackers, bank robbers and murder hit squads.

These pictures are very disturbing. In some of them they have an employee spread eagled on the floor with a gun pressed against his/her head and a boot in his/her face. Remember these are NOT criminals being man handled like this. These are Kenyan men and women who went to work only to be pistol whipped and roughed up by an elite police squad.”


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  1. This is a blatantly fake video, it looks like it was filmed by a ten year old for his high school project. even the voice over sounds fake. “These hooded men stormed the premises in commando style”. No they didn’t, they strolled in and look more like cleaners than police!

    27 Mar 2007, 21:45

  2. Lee, this was broadcast on Kenyan national tv some months ago. The voice over is a well known reporter and his choice of words is to give some kind of description to the event – it may also give you (and the world) an indication of how ‘young’ the media is.

    As for the video I highly doubt the media group would stage that footage – faking that kind of stuff would be suicide. Especially with the minister who was in charge of this operation.

    Incidentally the government did admit it was responsible for this raid.

    27 Mar 2007, 22:08

  3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4765250.stm
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4768254.stm
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/4765728.stm
    http://www.humanrightshouse.org/dllvis5.asp?id=4473
    http://www.timesnews.co.ke/05mar06/nwsstory/news1.html

    27 Mar 2007, 22:23


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