Embakasi East Member of Parliament, Babu Owino, has called out on Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Security Dr Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai to take action after a video of police brutally beating up a JKUAT student circulated online.
In the video, some police officers are seen clobbering the unnamed student, as others stomped on his head.
— Ian Duncan (@IanDuncan__) November 11, 2019
The students who recorded the video are heard helplessly sympathising with their colleague.
The vocal MP, on Monday evening, shared screenshots of his Whatsapp messages to both Matiang’i and Mutyambai, urging them to act on the officers captured on the clip that left many Kenyans disgusted.
The JKUAT students took to the streets in protest against alleged security concerns in the area. The agitated students further accused area boda boda operators of colluding with criminals to rob unsuspecting students.
The institution was later closed indefinitely following the unrest with the students ordered to vacate the campus as soon as possible.
“In a special meeting of Senate held today, 11th November 2019 at 10.00 am it was resolved that the university closes until further notice,” reads part of a memo released on the institution’s twitter page.
“This is to inform ALL students in Main Campus that the University is closed with Immediate effect,” reads the memo.
“Things became uglier when locals joined the police and started beating up the students,” one student told Nairobi News.
He said that the students were demonstrating peacefully until the police were called in to deal with the situation.