Amnesty International asks Kenya to act on JKUAT police brutalityA human rights body has urged Kenyan authorities to investigate the brutality meted on university students protesting over increased insecurity. Amnesty International Kenya called for changes in methods used to restore calm in universities saying that the approach should break the cycle of violent policing that has been synonymous with riot control. “Violent policing during public demonstrations must stop,” said Amnesty Amnesty International Kenya Executive Director Irungu Houghton in a statement. Officers deployed on Monday to disperse protesting students of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), have been heavily criticised over the use excessive force. Amnesty International Kenya has welcomed this move and urged other relevant bodies to commence investigations.
Source: Standard Digital November 12, 2019 10:34 UTC