The International Commission of Jurists, ICJ, has come out to strongly criticize the excessive use of force against striking Maseno University Students. “(we) condemn in the strongest terms possible the police brutality on Students of Maseno University. This excessive use of force was uncalled for and does not only violate (the) Kenyan law but also international guidelines on use of force by law enforcement,” read a presser by ICJ, today.
The agitated students, on Sunday 4th November 2018, staged demonstrations against alleged police harassment. The students blocked the busy Kisumu – Busia road; and lit fierce bonfires. The students staged the demos after their colleagues, who had visited the Maseno Police Station to report on an attack on four of their other comrades, were locked up by the police.
The police were seen being brutalized by the police even after surrendering. See images and video below (Disclaimer! some content may be graphic).
Photos: Police brutality against Maseno University students
Video: Police brutality against Maseno University Students, yesterday.
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