Uproar after police officers caught on camera assaulting students [Video]

Police brutality

File image of police arresting a university student during a past protest

Police are once again on the spot after a video emerged online showing two police officer manhandling and assaulting innocent students from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

The video starts with two police officers standing in front of a shop located in Juja town.

Moments later, four unarmed and visibly peaceful students appear waling in the direction of the police officers presumably from class.

The two officers descend on the students, roughing them up and forcing them to sit on the ground.

One is however not lucky as he receives several slaps and kicks from a police officer before they are released.

Below is the video that has seen the public express displeasure with the police.

The incident is the latest in a trend that has seen police officers clash with the public as their exercise what others have termed undue force in executing their duties.

The video which was recorded on Friday during demonstration by JKUAT students after one of them was murdered caused an uproar on social media with many hitting out at the officers for excessive use of force.

Tabitha Muthoni, a first year student at the institution was stabbed to death on Thursday night by armed thugs, sparking protests at the institution.

DPP saves woman who filmed police harassing passenger

Earlier this week, two police officers were caught on camera harassing and roughing up a commuter along Thika Road-Nairobi.

Sophia Njeri who recorded the whole incident was arrested and detained at Kasarani police station even as the public protested the move by police with the hashtag topic #ReleaseNjeri trending on Twitter.

She was released on Friday after the office of the DPP at the Makadara Law Courts threw out the charges against her, noting that it was not a crime to record police doing their job.


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