December 11, 2023
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Fafi MP claims he was assaulted by security officers at Nyayo House; calls for disciplinary action against them

NAIROBI– Fafi Member of Parliament , Salah Yakub now claims he was assaulted by a police officer stationed at Nyayo House, Nairobi. In a statement carried on his X handle formerly known as “Twitter decried about the manner in which he was handled by the said officer whon he accused her of mandhandling him leading... Read More

NAIROBI– Fafi Member of Parliament , Salah Yakub now claims he was assaulted by a police officer stationed at Nyayo House, Nairobi.

In a statement carried on his X handle formerly known as “Twitter decried about the manner in which he was handled by the said officer whon he accused her of mandhandling him leading to him sustaining injuries.

The lawmaker called on Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki to stern action against the officer.

“There is a policewoman heading the security there. She collects money from Kenya Somalis who applied for Passport in order for them to access the premises and she verily mishandled most NEP MPs. Am the  6th mp to be humiliated by that contingent. Waziri take action!”read the statement in part.

He added that the female officer has the tendency of harassing lawmakers from the NEP region who go there to get services adding that he is 6th legislator from the Northern Kenya region to be ” harassed by the officer in question.

Salah further alleged that officer has mastered the art of collecting bribes and extorting money from unsuspecting Somali people who are seeking services at the immigration headquarters.

“…very unfortunate that police officers at Nyayo house are mishandling the general public and today I fell a victim, Roughed up and seriously  assaulted.

Sustained injuries at my left foot and arm,” Salah Yakub said on Monday afternoon.

Nyayo House has recently been on the spotlight over the slow paced of production and issuance of passport at the facility which prompted interior cabinet secretary to conduct impromptu visits to the centre to ascertain the problem.

However, three months later long queues and waits are back after the printing machines broke down leading to delays in processing of passport applications.

Kenyans have called on the interior Ministry to intervene and sort out the menace that is back at Nyayo House, the nerve centre of the immigration department.

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