Kenya: Kirinyaga student arrested with bhang sues police, wants Sh7M compensation

NAIROBI: A children's rights body has sued police officers for allegedly stripping and posting nude photographs of a female student in Kirinyaga County. The 18-year-old Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (KCSE) candidate was among 45 students that were arrested on August 5, in a Nairobi-bound bus and remanded at Sagana Police Patrol Base as having been intoxicated and engaging in sexual activities in a public vehicle. The disturbing pictures of the girl semi-nude as police searched for drugs hidden on her private parts were circulated widely on social media, prompting a backlash against the officers. The female student now wants to be paid Sh7 Million as compensation for violation of the obligation by police to respect and protect her right to privacy, human dignity, security, access to justice and the right of an accused person. Justice Weldon Korir directed Cradle to serve Attorney General Githu Muigai, Director of Public...

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