Anervous energy filled downtown Mombasa on the afternoon of 27 March.
- John-Allan Namu in Nairobi and Tess Riley
- The Guardian
It was the first day of Kenya’s dusk-to-dawn curfew to curb the spread of Covid-19, and baton-wielding police were patrolling the streets of the coastal city as people rushed to get home.
Confrontation was expected. Kenya’s police have a reputation for being heavy-handed even without the excuse of enforcing a nationwide curfew.
But no one anticipated the brutality that was about to take place…