Four officers caught brutalizing JKUAT student identified

Written By: Muraya Kamunde
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Four officers caught brutalizing JKUAT student identified

Four of the officers caught on camera brutally assaulting a student from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) have been identified.

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“The national police service wishes to inform the public that the four officers who were caught on camera using excessive force on a JKUAT student have been identified and consequently interdicted from services as per police procedures,” said IG Mutyambai.

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“Further action and other internal disciplinary processes will follow the recommendation of the Internal Affairs Unit investigation,” read part of the statement.

Monday night a viral video of police officers brutalizing a student from JKUAT surfaced after police were called in to quell the chaos.

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Following Monday’s incident, the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai directed the Internal Affairs Unit to investigate its officer’s filmed using excessive force and make recommendations within 24 hours.

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“Our attention has been drawn to a video clip circulating on social media of officers applying what appears to be excessive force on a JKUAT student,” he said.

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Mutyambai said that police action should never be punitive and should instead focus on maintenance of law and order and processing offenders to court.

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