Kenyan Police Storm Village and Destroy Churches and Houses

ICC Note: Police in Central Kenya, stormed a village in search of criminals. During their search, the police burned down several homes, and destroyed two churches. Residents are also claiming that they stole and destroyed property.

04/30/2018 Kenya (Citizen) – Tension is high at Kisiriri village in Laikipia West Constituency, after police officers allegedly burnt down tens of houses during an operation to flush out illegal grazers and bandits on Sunday morning.

According to the residents, heavily armed police officers stormed the village early in the morning and embarked on setting houses on fire as the owners watched helplessly.

Two churches were also burnt to the ground during the operation by a contingent of officers from the General Service Unit (GSU), Kenya Police Reservists and Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU).

Pastor Thomas Nasikei lamented that his church was brought down by the officers whom he also accused of taking away some valuable church equipment.

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