During a curfew imposed in Kenya due to a coronavirus infection, 15 people were killed by police officers, the Independent Police Oversight Service reported.
Since late March, the agency has received a total of 87 complaints against law enforcement officers.
“After preliminary investigation, it was found that 15 deaths and 31 incidents that resulted in injuries were directly related to the actions of police officers during the curfew,” Anadolu Ajansı quoted the agency as saying June 2.
The newspaper also reports that an officer was arrested on charges of killing a 13-year-old boy who was standing on the balcony during curfews.
The curfew from 19:00 to 05:00 was imposed by a decree of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyat on March 27. Strict quarantine measures are in place to restrict the movement of people and vehicles. Police officers are required to monitor compliance with epidemiological measures by the population.