Police officers who were captured on camera attacking a JKUAT student on Monday used unreasonable and excessive force and action should be taken against them within the next 24 hours, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has directed.
“I have observed the events at JKUAT with profound interest. I have spoken to the Inspector-General and we both agree that firm and decisive action shall be taken against any officer who used excessive force, within the next 24 hours.
The use of force by police is clearly outlined in the National Police Standing Orders,” the CS said.
The Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has now directed the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) detectives to expedite the investigations into the brutal attack.
Mr Mutyambai warned that every officer involved would take individual responsibility in case of any violation.
He added that every person is presumed innocent and that police action should never be punitive but focus on maintenance of law and order.
“Following the unfortunate incident, the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) has been directed to commence investigations and make recommendations for action within 24 hours. Any police officer found culpable will be held accountable,” Mr Mutyambai said