Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga says that he is ready to head a commission of inquiry that would investigate the use of brutal force by police on citizens.
In a post via his Twitter handle, Dr Mutunga offered himself for the role after the unfolding of circumstances surrounding the arrest of National Super Alliance (NASA) strategist David Ndii on Sunday night.
"Hearing Mrs Ndii narrate her pain and her quest for rights reminds me of the trauma my family went through in 1982-3. I can feel the pain of this family. I would really love to chair a Commission of Inquiry into these police violations under the auspices of the Off of Former CJ," he tweeted.
"The police are blatantly violating Article 238 of the Constitution. They are tarnishing our justice system. The government should value Dr. Ndii’s critiques. He openly exercises his rights. His rights must be protected. And the rights of his family, too," he said in another tweet.
Ndii was apprehended by seven Flying Squad and the Special Crimes Prevention Unit officers at the Diani Leopard Beach hotel, where he had booked a room for his family.
Speaking on Monday, his wife Mwende said: "Seven officers came two were armed with guns. The approached my husband as he was together with our daughter heading to the dining room."
"They approached him and said they wanted to have a word with him. After knowing that they were officers, he requested for my phone since he was not carrying any and made some calls before the officers drove (him) away."
Ndii was released later on a police bond under instructions from the Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko.