A 50-year-old woman from Mbaruk, Gilgil is crying for justice after a KDF officer clobbered and fractured her left leg for closing a road across her shamba the officer used to trespass.
Lucy Wanjiku a single mother of three has been bed ridden for a month with said officer showing no signs of remorsefulness hence calling upon the government to take action.
According to the victim who was treated at Nakuru Level Five Hospital before seeking medication from private hospital, the officer was irked by her action to close the said road.
“I know the KDF officer for a long time because he is my neighbour but he threatened to kill me for challenging him on using my land to access his home.” She added.
Ms Wanjiku pointed that, the incident occurred on 28th of December last year while she was on her way to escort her daughter Martha Wanjiku who had visited during Christmas holiday.
“Being a neighbour, he was using a long route to access his homestead and I allowed his family to use a footpath on my land but during Christmas, vehicles were packed there and I had planted crops.” She added.
Ms Wanjiku used a village elder in bid to talk to the said officer (Ibrahim Mureithi) and his response was that she was free to close the path.
“I did as he said because even after trampling on my crops, they did not apologize. That was the start of my woes.” She decried.
On 28th, Ms Wanjiku narrated that, she saw the officer raging towards her with a piece of wood but did not sense danger.
“We have been neighbours for long and I did not expect him to attack me. He roared that he will kill me and true to his word, he knocked me down and broke my left leg until neighbours came.” She added.
She reported at Mwariki police station on the same day and issued with a P3 form filled by an officer from the station indicating she was attacked and injured by her neighbour.
According to William Kiarie a neighbour, he accused the officer of impunity and using his position to suppress the poor.
“I witnessed the incident and it was horrible to see an old woman being attacked with a piece of wood by a government officer. Nothing can warrant that hence action must be taken.” Kiarie said.
On her said, Martha Wanjiku the daughter to the victim urged the investigating officers to act in haste and justice to prevail