The government of Kenya has stepped in, after a video of UK police officers beating a Kenyan man identified as Wycliff Cox went viral.
The government acknowledged that it had taken the matter up with the UK authorities.
The Commission stated that it had contacted the victim’s family with a promise for justice.
“The High Commission has already communicated with the UK Government raising the Government of Kenya’s concerns on the use of unnecessary force on an unarmed Kenyan man. The High Commission has been in constant communication with the family and assured them of the Government’s support as they seek justice,” read the statement.
The Office also mentioned that the incident happened at the end of September and said the clip was disturbing.
“The Government of Kenya is keen that the case that was reported to the UK authorities in late September 2020 be thoroughly investigated so that justice is seen to be done, and also that all involved be held to account for their actions according to UK police conduct and regulations. The health, welfare and safety of Kenyans living in the United Kingdom remain a priority for the Mission and the Government of the Republic of Kenya,” read the statement.
Cox’s mother begged the police officers not to hurt her son while the attack was going on, but she was told to go away, “Go away, you need to move away, please.”
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