Japheth Mutinda, a 22-year-old Kenyan man, has accused police officers from Ngungani region of the country of injuring his manhood.
Mutinda, who is currently nursing injuries on his private part as a result of an alleged assault, told a local TV station that his agony began after he asked a commercial motorcyclist to take him to his house from a local bar he had gone to drink.
He said the rider agreed to take him home for a Ksh50 fee.
He, however, claimed that midway into their journey home, the rider refused to honour their initial agreement and demanded double pay.
The victim said a disagreement ensued, during which the motorcyclist assaulted him.
“I had told the Boda Boda rider to take me home after having a few drinks at a bar. The rider, however, stopped midway demanding a double payment of the initial agreement which I could not afford at the moment. I asked him to allow me to pay the amount he needed the following day but he refused”, he said.
Mutinda narrated that the rider went ahead to report him to the area’s assistant police chief and lied about the incident.
He stated that the police chief in the company of police officers from Ngugani invaded his house to arrest him.
“During my arrest, the police asked me to give out a knife I used to threaten the Boda Boda rider. When I told them I don’t have a knife, they threatened me that if I couldn’t provide the alleged knife, they will take me to an unknown destination,” Mutinda said.
Upon getting to Ngugani police station, he alleged that police officers asked him to strip naked and started beating him, while asking him to produce the knife.
He claimed that it was during the beating that the police left him with injuries on his private part and his back.
Japheth is currently receiving treatment at Mwingi Level IV Hospital, as he calls upon the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) to investigate the matter and take serious action against the police officers.