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• One would mistakenly believe that Kenya was in a state of emergency and police were quelling chaos while the possibility of being stuck in traffic and missing the curfew is extremely high on a Friday evening in Nairobi. • Despite condemnation from the Kenya Editors Guild and the Independent Policing Oversight Authority, police used the opportunity to beat up people and in some cases allegedly take bribes. A screengrab of one of the videos of police beating up Kenyans. The much-touted police reforms to instil discipline in the Kenyan force appeared to be a mirage on Friday night. Police officers exercised excessive force in the name of enforcing the night curfew declared by the National Security Council. Full story

27 March