Is there a topic that brings up as much of mixed emotions as the torture of a thief?
Over the weekend, a video went viral of a milling company officer torturing a suspected thief at the Coast.
In the disturbing clip, the officer is seen holding burning plastic over the suspect, who was tied to a post using what looks like a chain around his neck.
As the melting plastic drips over his bare skin, the suspect is heard asking for mercy, saying that it was his first time stealing and he would not repeat the vice.
The video stirred up a heated debate as to whether the culprit deserved such cruelty.
As some remained touched by his plight, calling for the proper punishment process, most lauded the torturer, saying that a person who has never fallen victim to inhumane thugs, can never understand why they deserve even worse treatment.
This is a conversation that also crops up whenever the killer cop squad of Nairobi guns down suspected criminals, or when thieves are handed mob justice.
What is your personal stand on this matter, should he who lives by the gun also die by the gun, or should emphasis be put on the justice system that exists to handle such matters?
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Atwoli Names The Best Politician to Inherit Raila’s Space But Under This One Condition
The Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga will not have Political much time left to engage in active politics owing to his age. The 2022’s presidential polls might be his last bullet in the bid to succeed President Kenyatta.
This has been backed by COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli who affirmed that Raila’s dominance in active politics was fading and he would soon retire.
In his remarks, Atwoli stated that the Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi was the best person suited to fill Raila’s shoes in the political arena of this country.
One Kenya Alliance headache in choosing flagbearer
The One Kenya Alliance is facing a tough challenge of picking its 2022 presidential line-up even as it fights off the claims of being a ‘deep-state’ project.
The new alliance of Gideon Moi (Kanu), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) and Moses Wetang’ula of Ford Kenya could disintegrate over flagbearer disputes.
Can they set aside their personal interests?
Beatrice to wait a week for test results on 3kg tumour
Doctors have asked Beatrice Makokha to wait another one week as they analyse the results of tests carried on her on Sunday.
Beatrice is the 50-year-old woman from Bungoma battling a rapidly growing tumour that has constricted her right nostrils and covered her right eye.
The tests include a CT scan and MRI to reveal the extent of the three-kg mass that has been growing on her face for 20 years.
With a section of ODM leaders hinting willingness to allow BBI funds to be diverted into coronavirus management, do you think Raila Odinga’s reggae is coming to an end?