Officers from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have launched a hunt for a man videotaped assaulting a female security guard in Nairobi.
In a video that has since gone viral on social media, the man identified only as Justin is seen beating up the female guard who is manning the entrance to the premises. The incident happened in Eastlands’ Komarock Phase 5A estate on Monday evening, according to reports online.
Another assault case captured on CCTV of a female security guard being assaulted by a motorist.
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Reg No. KCC 594Y
Place of Incident. Komarock Ph. 5A
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The man slaps the helpless woman several times before pushing her to the ground after she declined to allow him to drive into the premises. It took the intervention of other people to stop him from further beating her.
In a tweet after the video went viral, the DCI confirmed detectives are pursuing the man and urged the victim to record a statement with the police.
“Detectives are already narrowing down on the perpetrator. Meanwhile, the lady security officer has been called upon to make a formal report in pursuit of justice. We greatly condemn such violence against anyone in the course of their duty,” said DCI.
The incident comes just days after Ahmed Keruti Taraiya, a supervisor at Eastmatt Supermarket Kajiado branch, was caught on CCTV assaulting a female cashier, Sarah Atieno at the store.
Taraiya, who was arrested over the weekend, was arraigned on Monday at Kajiado court where he denied assault charges. He was locked up for 11 days pending the hearing of the matter. The supermarket has since suspended him.