Assault of University of Nairobi students causes uproar as IPOA launches probe

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,29TH SEPT 2017– A video that has gone viral on social media showing police men Assaulting students of Nairobi University  has caused uproar in the country with many calling for proper investigation and those responsible brought to book.

This happens evens as the Independent Policing Oversight Authority  launches investigations into the incident.Students  were demonstrating  Thursday calling for the release of former students leader at the institution Babu Owino .

IPOA says it will anchor its probe on videos circulating on social media, where GSU officers are seen clobbering students while others can be heard screaming in pain.

“IPOA will investigate the allegations of assault and any other misconduct against the police officers,” IPOA head of Communications Dennis Oketch assured.

The officers went inside the institution to flush out a group that was throwing stones to them, motorists and journalists as well.

IPOA wants to establish whether some innocent students were assaulted in the process of containing the rowdy group.

“The Authority requests for information that can further investigations from any member of the public including students who were at any of the affected scenes to report to IPOA,” they appealed through a statement sent to newsrooms.


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