Following footage of the anti-riot police assaulting University of Nairobi students with batons, whips and kicks, Kenyans across the country have condemned the act and have called for the officers to be held responsible.
The university students protested the arrest of former SONU chairman and now Embakasi East MP Babu Owino.
As a result Inspector General Joseph Boinnet has been under a lot of pressure to take action against the officers.
NTV reporter Ken Mijungu has also called on the IG to take action, threatening to resign should he fail to do so.
“As a Kenyan citizen I am taking a moral high ground on police brutality. After watching several of the video especially of the police tear gassing students in their hostel, I am asking the IG Boinnet to take action on the police within 7 days, arrest and prosecute. If he doesn’t I will resign. There is no moral obligation to continue reporting on the same thing time and again without translating to something. It’s useless and frustrating,” his Facebook post read.
The post has sparked mix reactions from social media users and many are anxious to see how the ordeal unfolds.
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