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Agency: Charge police who circulated nude photos

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By Nanjinia Wamuswa | August 21st 2015

A child-rights agency wants Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to publicly name and shame all police officers who took and posted nude pictures of one of the students who were reportedly caught with drugs.

The Kenya Alliance for Advancement of Children (KAACR) also wants action taken against the officers as per the law.

“As much as children erred in conducting themselves in unbecoming behaviour, they did not deserve the kind of mistreatment we have seen in the print, electronic and social media,” KAACR Executive Director Tim Ekesa said.

Mr Ekesa said they expected police, being law enforcement officers, to have handled children in a more humane way especially because they were minors.

Irresponsible action

“Circulating nude pictures of a minor and, more so a girl not only makes children and the public who alerted the police lose faith in the already low-keyed Kenyan police, but also literally kills the future of the child and other children who look up to them for protection,” he said.

He said it was irresponsible, uncultured and uncouth for a mature, trained police officer to take such pictures and circulate them on the Internet.

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