Matiang’i to receive report on police brutality on UON students
Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary, Dr Fred Matiang’i, will receive an official report from the Inspector General (IG) of Police, Joseph Boinnet, on the brutal attacks meted on University of Nairobi (UoN) students by police officers on Thursday, September 28.
It all started as protests by a section of UoN students demanding the release of former student leader and now Embakasi East MP, Babu Owino, with the ensuing chase by anti-riot police allegedly saw the officers storm the university premises in unrestrained aggression.
Speaking in Nyamira on Sunday, October 1, Matiang’i said the IG is working on the report which he (Matiang’i) will receive on Monday, October 2.
“IG is still working on it and I will act based on the recommendations that will be in the report handed over to me, IPOA is also investigating the issue. I assure you that we are looking into the matter,” said the CS.
The brutality of the police has attracted condemnation from different quarters with the Law Society of Kenya(LSK)Chairperson, Isaac Okero, saying that the police were in violation of the constitution by failing to comply with human right standards while discharging their duties.
“LSK demands the IG rein in on the officers who violated the constitution by beating peaceable and unarmed protesters,” said Mr Okero in a statement.
Similarly, Central Organisation of Trade Unions Secretary General, Francis Atwoli, called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to weigh in on the matter and ensure action is taken against the officers behind the brutality.
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