Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has launched investigations into the shooting of a Maseno University student during anti-government demonstrations.
“While it is noted that the police largely operated with restraint and within the confines of the law, the Authority noted two incidents,” the statement read.
The statement further noted that some police officers were injured, and property of unknown wealth damaged during the protests.
“IPOA strongly condemns the provocation witnessed from both the members of the public and politicians and calls upon them to abide by the law in exercising their constitutional right to demonstrate,” the authority stated.
The said student, William Mayenga, a third-year student at Maseno University was shot dead on Monday during demonstrations at Maseno town.
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The government pathologist Dickson Mchana will conduct a postmortem on the body as his father Joash Mayenga said he was yet to understand why his son was killed.
“My son was a calm person, very humble and I never expected this,” he said.
Everline Miruka, the student’s mother, said the security officers were to ensure they offer security to the learners.
The police report further stated that students invaded the Sairam supermarket, in Maseno town and other business premises along Kisumu-Busia Road.
IPOA also stated that the authority will also investigate the incident where a man was seriously injured in Toi Market, Nairobi.
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