Right defenders in Mombasa will protest against physical assault allegedly inflicted on one of their own at the immigration offices in Mombasa.
The defenders on Wednesday called for a quick probe into an assault case where against one of the migration officers who allegedly assaulted Haki Africa Deputy Executive director Ms Salma Hemed at The Uhuru na Kazi immigration offices on Tuesday.
Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid said the human rights activists will not relent until justice prevails.
In a video clip posted on the Organisation’s facebook page, Ms Hemed in seen being attacked by the Officer after she enquired about why the officers could not serve two pregnant women who were in the que for over 6 hours at the immigration offices.
“After we received complaint from the women, we visited the offices to enquire since these are public offices but the officer held my line yard I was wearing and was strangling me,” revealed Salma in a press briefing at the Agha khan hospital, Mombasa where she is currently recuperating.
The activists vowed to go on with the protests until action is taken against the officer.
“We will never back down, the time for such harassment is over, if you are a public officers paid by taxpayers man, your mandate is to serve people,” noted Mr. Khalid.