A General Service Unit (GSU) officer reportedly lost his cool when an Mpesa operator demanded his identity card in order to be served.
The officer identified as Derrick Nateminya allegedly slapped the lady identified as Carolyne Nkunja at Mutuati Town, Meru county. Mr Nateminya, who is stationed at Kinisa Station, had gone to the Mpesa shop to withdraw Sh400 when the incident happened.
According to reports, the lady insisted on proof of identification despite the man revealing that he was GSU officer.
“He withdrew the Sh 400 but when I asked him to produce an ID card as required, he started telling me that I should know who he is and should not treat him like I do others,” said Nkunja.
She said she was holding the money waiting for the ID card so she could record the transaction when the officer snatched the money and slapped her twice.
Nkunja reported the matter at Mutuati Police Station under OB 18/30/9/2019 as some members of the public took to the streets to protest. They demanded that the county commander and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) intervene and ensure justice is served.
The victim’s husband, Philip Nkunja, said the assault on his wife was dehumanising and that the law should take its course.
However, the accused officer denied the allegations saying he was being framed for something he didn’t do.
“She refused to give me part of the money I had withdrawn and when I tried to call area OCS, she started claiming I had beaten her up,” he said.