The officers who were caught on camera brutalising JKUAT students have been identified and interdicted, Inspector General of police Hillary Mutyambai has said.
“Further action and other internal disciplinary processes will follow the recommendations of the Internal Affairs Unit investigations,” the IG said in a statement.
He also acknowledged the person who recorded a video that went viral of the officers beating up a helpless and defenseless student.
The IG, however, failed to name the officers who brutalised the students or whether the commander was among the suspended.
Earlier in the day, Mutyambai had directed the service’s Internal Affairs Unit to investigate officers filmed attacking the student.
The IG gave the IAU to submit its recommendations over the officers’ brutal actions within 24 hours.
“Our attention has been drawn to a video clip circulating on social media of officers applying what appears to be excessive force on a JKUAT student on Monday,” Mutyambai said.
On Monday night, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i said he had observed the events at JKUAT and was concerned about the use of force by police officers, despite it being clearly outlined in the National Police Standing Orders.
“I have spoken to the IG and we both agree that firm and decisive action shall be taken against any officer who used excessive force, within the next 24 hours,” Matiang’i said.