Kisumu governor Prof. has condemned the murder of a Maseno University student by the police during the Azimio La Umoja demonstration.
Governor Nyongo said that instead of the police using tear gas or rubber bullets, the police chose to fire live ammunition at the students.
“A trigger-happy police officer today shot and killed a third-year literature student at Maseno University, without any lawful cause. The student was murdered in cold blood as he and his colleagues were demonstrating at Maseno center over the high cost of living,” said governor Nyongo in a press statement.
He noted that police should exhibit professionalism and restraint while quelling riots instead of using brutality on unarmed protestors.
“As we send condolence messages to the family of the slain student and the Maseno University fraternity, we demand that the police officer who fired the killer bullet be arrested and prosecuted as soon as possible,” he added.