WATCH: Probe after Kenyan police brutally attack protester

2016-05-18 14:55
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Nairobi - Kenya has launched an inquiry into an incident in which police brutally attacked and beat up an unarmed protester during demonstrations over changes to the country's electoral body.

A video of the man being beaten by the police went viral on Tuesday, prompting public outrage over the manner in which the officers treated him.

According to Daily Nation, police chief Joseph Boinett condemned the attacks and ordered an immediate probe into the circumstances of the beating.

Boinett said that he was shocked by the video and called on the police to respect the law in their operations.

The Independent said that the matter broke several of Kenya's constitutional laws and was indicative of a nation which had a poor human rights record.

The incident took place on the sidelines of the latest of several protests by opposition activists, who claimed that their leader would be denied a fair chance in next year’s election if the current electoral body remained in place.

Watch the video below.

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