Babu Owino's Message to Fred Matiang'i Over Brutality on University of Nairobi Students
Babu Owino dares Matiang'i
Babu was responding to the police brutality against University student during protests demanding for his release.
In his bold press statement, the newly elected MP demanded Matiang’I to explain what happened at University of Nairobi’s classes and hostels.
He asked the CS to arrest officers responsible for the violent acts witnessed at the campus in videos shared widely on social meia.
“We demand for answers from the CS Interior and Coordination of Government business Mr Matiangi and Inspector General of Police Mr Boinnet on what transpired in our classes and hostels together with an assurance that the officers behind the aforementioned heinous act will be brought to book immediately,” the legislator said.
Babu highlighted that the female students were raped while the male once sodomized by police officers sent calm the situation during the demos on Thursday.
“Reports have emerged that some ladies mostly first years were raped , men were sodomized and most were clobbered . The police and rogue GSU officers were also spotted firing live bullets at students,” the MP alleged.
He further claimed that the Government was behind the attack on university students alluding that someone had issued a shoot to kill order.
"It is so unfortunate that the government unleashed such a mean and ruthless force on innocent comrades who were holding peaceful demonstrations in support of one of their own whom they believed was being treated as a terrorist for having exercised his right to speak his mind as enshrined in the current constitution.
"We are left to wonder if someone gave a shoot to kill order on innocent and unarmed students who were barely settling down for their first semester in the University of Nairobi," the statement read.
He called on the administrations of Technical University of Kenya and that of University of Nairobi to explain why they allowed the armed officers inside the istitutions.
"The University of Nairobi and Technical University of Kenya administration must also explain how they allowed GSU and rogue police officers to terrorize unarmed students and lecturers in the hostels , library and classroom,” the former University of Nairobi Student leader emphasized.
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