University of Nairobi student Tom Warui Wanjohi who was beaten by police during a protest to have Babu Owino freed from jail has succumbed to injuries. His death was confirmed by SONU vice chair Angel Mbuthia. He is said to be a 3rd year student.
Police were on the 28th September caught on camera as they used excessive force to quell UoN students’ riot over Babu Owino’s re-arrest . Babu was twice a student leader at the institution. The indiscriminate manner in which police invaded student quarters and terrorized students is reminiscent of the dark KANU days.
There was uproar on social media after videos were shared showing policemen raiding lecture halls and hostels to flush out students. Innocent students who did not take part in the protest were caught up in the melee and beat with clubs, stomped on and slapped. Some were forced to do grog jumps. One video showed a policeman fire live bullets towards students (Watch videos here).
University of Nairobi Fresh Protest
UON students have planned to protest on Tuesday 3rd September 2017 to demand action take again their vice chancellor Prof. Mbithi and police who exercised the brutality
The law society has joined human rights groups calling on IG Boinnet to take action against policemen who are overstepping their mandate in carrying out duties.
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