Police caught on camera assaulting a student have been arrested

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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.

Xtian Dela™
@xtiandela
“Chased away like a dog from Juja Police station. No one is allowed to see the hurting allan. I understand he is critically wounded and still locked up like a thief. No food, No medical attention. You can see Allan’s mother pleading at the reception. #jkuat #jkuatlivesmatter 
“I’ve been whisked away from the reception and they have denied me to talk to Allan’s mother. They threatened her that if she talks to me Allan wont be released. They have ransacked my car calling me an Al-shabab who has come to blow up their station #JKUAT #JKUATlivesMatter Juja”
“The police have chased me away and threatened to take my camera and audio recording equipment. They dont want to let Allan go. They have insisted I go to the County Commander’s office in Kiambu to get an official statement. #JKUAT #JKUATlivesMatter

 

“I am currently at Juja Police station. I can confirm that Allan Omondi, the 4th Year student brutalized by the police is still locked up with no medical assistance. Allans mother is here pleading for his release.”

Police IG Hillary Mutyambai had ordered that all students who had been arrested be released.