Matiang’i, IG vow action in 24 hours on police officers filmed bartering JKUAT students
SEE ALSO :CS warns leaders over killingsMutyambai said he had directed the Internal Affairs Unit to commence investigations and make recommendations for action within hours. “Any police officer found culpable will be held accountable,” said Mutyambai on Tuesday morning. He said the incident happened when police responded to restore law and order after the riotous university students blocked the highway harassing motorists and all road users. Mutyambai said all police officers have gone through rigorous and professional training on the management of riots and unlawful assemblies. “Officers have also been trained on the need to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms and that use of force must be legal and of necessity to the needs of justice. It must be applied to the extent that it remains proportionate to the gravity of the offence and with full accountability,” said the police boss.
SEE ALSO :Taxman fights ruling on bettingHe added every officer is guided by the foregoing principles and will take individual responsibility in case of any violation. This comes after numerous videos went viral online in which the officers are seen bludgeoning and kicking the students way after the demonstration had ended and the institution closed. The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has already commenced investigations into the brutality. JKUAT Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs Prof. Robert Kinyua, said the Senate had in a special meeting resolved to shut down the institution following student unrest on Monday.
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