Four police officers who were caught on camera brutalizing a student during protests at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) have been arrested following public uproar.
In a press release issued by the Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai the four officers had been identified and are set to face further disciplinary action.
“Further action and other disciplinary processes will follow the recommendations of the Internal Affairs Unit Investigation,” reads the statement.
The video shows them kicking him on the head and using their batons to hit other parts of his body.
Reports indicate that he was later arrested and taken into custody at Juja Police Station.
As late as 9:30pm, the student was still locked up forcing his mother to camp at the station pleading for her son’s release.
Police IG Hillary Mutyambai had ordered that all students who had been arrested be released.