By Isaac Kitti
Last week Thursday 28, saw University of Nairobi students getting roughed up by Anti-riot police Officers in their institution from hostels, libraries and lecture halls to the streets leading to the institution. The students were protesting against the arrest of Embakasi East MP Babu Owino. Scores of students were brutally injured. The police’s gruesome incident attracted massive public attention and triggered an uproar after videos of students being clobbered, other bleeding profusely from beatings surfaced on the social media platforms.
Following the gross misconduct of the Anti-riot police, the Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi has said, all police officers found guilty of clobbering University of Nairobi students will be dealt with according to the law.
Dr.Matiang’i has chosen not to comment on the matter until he gets the full report from the police on the matter stressed that the government will act swiftly on the culprits. “I hope the Inspector General of Police will conclude the investigations by Monday morning(today) and we shall act accordingly. If the report points to the direction of culpability of individuals, we shall act accordingly as required by the law. This matter is in the public domain and we shall let the public know,” said Matiang’i.
The CS spoke at Kebirigo High School on Sunday where he met Nyamira County secondary school principals and security team. “I don’t want to make hasty comments based on press reports am aware that IPOA and the Police are doing investigations on the incident. The government and the president believe in the rule of the law so let’s wait for the report,” said Matiang’i.The assault by Anti-Riot Police has been greatly condemned by ODM Party, the Law Society of Kenya, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and UASU.