Police have nabbed three elders captured in a viral video assaulting a woman and her son at Ringa Kojwach Village in Oyugis, Homa Bay County.
In the viral video that has been trending on social media since Monday, the trio is seen flogging the old widow as she begs to be let go.
According to reports, the woman’s son was accused of some undisclosed transgression in the village, summoned by elders and badly beaten.
When the woman intervened to save her son, the village elders descended on her.
Those arrested are Dedan Kimathi Agan, Enos Odhiambo Osoo and Lukio Okwiri.
The police said the perpetrators are being processed for arraignment in court for the offence of assault and causing actual bodily harm.
Earlier, NPS joined outraged Kenyans in condemning the uncalled brutality against the family.
“The cruel act of victimising the two for whatever reason is unjustified, unlawful and cruel,” said NPS.
“There are legally laid down procedures for settling conflicts between people. The rule of law should always prevail against the rule of the mob in all situations.”