Kenyans react to lawyer Donald Kipkorir’s blasting of CS Matiang’i over police brutality

Nursery school pupils tear-gassed by police in Kisumu. Photo courtesy
  • Lawyer Donald Kipkorir has penned an open letter to Matiang’I rebuking him over police brutality during demos
  • Kipkorir says that Matiang’i is defiling the constitution by telling police to maim innocent civilians
  • The lawyer condemns the killings by police during demos

City lawyer Donald Kipkorir has asked Ag, Interior Cabinet Secretary to respect the constitution and stop the police brutality on innocent Kenyans.

Ag Interior CS Fred Matiang’i

In his lengthy statement, the lawyer describes Matiang’i as a super minister who walks around with a bloated ego and a condescending attitude.

“Being our Minister for Internal Security in addition to being Minister for Education may have bloated your ego. Many of your Cabinet colleagues are either my clients and/or friends. They tell me they call you Super Minister and that you strut to Cabinet Meetings with near condescending attitude to them.” Part of the letter read.

The pro NASA lawyer went ahead condemn the CS for withdrawing the security detail of NASA leaders and keeping quiet about the rapping of university students and tear gassing of nursery school pupils.

“For now, power may blind you to believe that it is permanent. Calling NASA leaders all kind of derogatory names, withdrawing their security, threatening them with arrest or not being bothered when University students are being raped and nursery students tear gassed may look romantic to you for now, but power is always temporary no matter how powerful and seductive,”  Kipkorir wrote.

Lawyer Donald B. Kipkorir

On social media, a faction of Kenyans have joined in on rebuking police brutality as some show mixed reactions on the lawyer’s stand. Here are some of the comments on the lawyers post: