Walking around Nyeri Town without innerwear can get you arrested after the police officers from the area a fortnight ago began inspecting those walking around without the ‘holy garment.’
According to an article by a local newspaper, the Police officers are have been profiling those walking without the garment as suspects of the outlawed Mungiki, a criminal gang consisting of mainly of youths from the Kikuyu community, which has reportedly reemerged.
A section of the residents have reported the incidence, claim that they have had to bear with the brunt of police brutality and harassment and have now called for the government and humanitarian organizations to intervene.
The reports which have since gone viral has caused an uproar online with a good number of Kenyans coming to the rescue of the troubled residents.
Some went on to condemn the move while others termed it hilarious.
One Derrick Mbuguaa wrote;
“Nyeri youths decry harassment, you are arrested if you are not wearing underwear.Why are police arresting them I thought wearing underwear is a choice ?”
This is happening just a few days after Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu claimed that the whole move was political where he accused a section of Mt. Kenya MPs allied to the Deputy President Willam Ruto of branding members from the region who are against the Tanga Tanga as ‘Mungiki’.
Ther vocal MP claimed that the team has opted to adopt the plot so that they can scare and intimidate those against them especially in early politicking.
See what other Kenyans have to say;
Matiang'i your boys are overworking in Nyeri County, police hunting down those without underwear? 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/jk4ImNFQ20
— Cyprian, Is Nyakundi (@CisNyakundi) July 9, 2019
Is going commando a crime?
— un4giv3n_n1gg3r (@wowserz254) July 9, 2019
@_vostekim come see the “toa kitu kidogo” boys😂
— Cultured Me (@j_ottieno) July 9, 2019
Nyeri trending for wrong reasons as usual😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Garcia Junior (@GarciaJnr1) July 9, 2019
Can the Nyeri youth please stand up 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/nhVsD0MrXg
— PoeticZen (@TZenPhilosopher) July 8, 2019