Chebet Ronoh Shares Harrowing Experience Of Being Arrested
Caroline Ronoh, a 25-year-old law student, was arrested on Saturday night while walking home from a friend’s house. She said that she was at the right place at the wrong time and that she was arrested simply because she was a woman.
“I was walking home from a friend’s house when I was stopped by two police officers,” Ronoh said. “They asked me for my ID and when I showed it to them, they told me that I was under arrest.”
Ronoh said that she was handcuffed and taken to a police station. She said that she was not told why she was being arrested and that she was not allowed to make a phone call.
“I was kept in a cell with other women,” Ronoh said. “The cell was cold and dirty and there was no running water. We had to sleep on the floor.”
Ronoh said that she was released from jail after 11 hours. She said that she was never charged with any crime.
“I am still traumatized by what happened,” Ronoh added. “I don’t know why I was arrested and I don’t know why I was kept in jail for so long. I just want to forget about this experience.”
Ronoh’s story is a reminder of the dangers that women face in Nairobi. She is not the first woman to be arrested simply for being a woman. In recent years, there have been a number of cases of women being arrested and detained for no reason.
This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. The police need to be held accountable for their actions and women need to be protected from harassment and abuse.