Kenyan police are using Twitter to become known as crime fighters, not killers
NAIROBI — It’s unclear at first: Are we reading a true-crime novel, or are we on Twitter?
“The 45-yr-old dad, a local Jua Kali artisan, had gone to his son’s house to enquire on his habitual absenteeism from school,” the script begins, using a Swahili term for a metal worker in the informal sector.
He barges into his 21-year-old son’s room, “only to find him enjoying a romantic moment with a lady.”
We are, in fact, on Twitter, and this is the account of Kenya’s esteemed Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). And yet the language only becomes more florid, even Shakespearean.
A patricidal stabbing allegedly occurs. The older man does not simply die: He “profusely bled, sliding into his death.” Our narrator assures us the younger man is in custody despite escaping an “infuriated mob.”READ MORE