Police finally reveal names of officers caught brutalizing JKUAT student


Police finally reveal names of officers caught brutalizing JKUAT student
Four police officers caught on camera assaulting a student during Monday’s demonstration by students of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). PHOTO| COURTESY

The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has released names of three of the four police officers caught on camera assaulting a student during Monday’s demonstration by students of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

The three are police constables George Wathania, Kibet Chemipei and Boniface Muthama.

Addressing the media on Wednesday, National Police Service Commission Chairman Eliud Kinuthia said the fourth officer was yet to be identified.

“The identification of the 4th police officer is delaying because, it’s a process, and the angle of the image on what is happening needs assurance and should be right,” said Kinuthia.

The three police officers who have been identified have since been interdicted to allow for investigations before further disciplinary action is taken against them.

The NPSC boss said it is not clear how long the probe against the four officers will take.

“It is not yet set on which date or how long the investigation will take,” added Kinuthia.

He also said the conditions of the students who sustained injuries during the protests are not clear but he pointed out that they are receiving treatment at different levels.

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