Officers Captured Assaulting JKUAT Student Pay Dearly
The police officers captured on video clobbering a helpless JKUAT student were identified and interdicted on November 12, 2019.
Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai issued implicit orders for their apprehension after the viral video of the brutal assault was used to positively identify them.
The National Police Service issued out a statement thanking the individual who had recorded the shocking incident and confirmed that the officers in question would face the full force of the law.
"Further action and other internal disciplinary processes will follow the recommendations of the Internal Affairs Unit investigation," read an excerpt of the statement signed by IG Mutyambai.
Various human rights lobby groups such as Amnesty international had since aired their disgust at the manner in which the officers battered the defenceless student.
IG Mutyambai had on Tuesday, November 12, sent out an official statement calling for the investigations to commence immediately, thereby, leading to the apprehension of the officers.
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i had on Monday, November 11, addressed the disturbing clips, going on to state that he was equally concerned by the conduct of the officers while quelling the protests by the students.
"I have observed the events at JKUAT today with profound concern. The use of force by police is clearly outlined in the National Police Standing Orders," read an excerpt of Interior CS's statement.
The JKUAT student's governing council had prior issued a notice of the protests. The council had revealed that the protests would be carried out in a peaceful manner outside the university's Gate B.
Here is a video of the horrifying incident:
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