By Toby Otum
The incident at the Likoni channel in Mombasa county where the police brutally beat up commuters defeats the purpose of the war against the spread of the coronavirus in the county.
Mvita MP Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir has pointed an accusing finger at the government for exposing its weakness in the management of the fight against the pandemic in the county.
He said it’s regrettable the commuters were treated like thugs.
“We demand an explanation why it had reached to that extent instead of there being collective responsibility in the war against the pandemic,” he pointed out.
Nassir lashed out at the police who failed to deal with individuals who break the law but instead resorted to roughing up commuters at the channel.
He was reacting to the incident where five people were injured during a confrontation between the police and commuters on the first day of the curfew at the Likoni channel in Mombasa county.