WATCH: Kenyan cops beat university students for protesting

2016-04-05 15:12


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Nairobi - A video has emerged, showing Kenyan police officers beating students of the University of Nairobi (UoN) for demonstrating over "election malpractices" at the institution.

The video, which was captured along State House Road near Chiromo campus, shows the students lying down in a straight line as the GSU officers go back and forth hitting them with rods. 

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The students were protesting the re-election of Babu Owino as the Students' Union chair, saying that he had rigged his way into office.

The students said they were tired of Owino's leadership, which they claimed had over the years been characterised by hooliganism and violence.

Owino had allegedly held the position since 2011, but students said they were tired of his leadership which they claimed had over the years been characterised by hooliganism and violence. 

Nairobi police boss, Japheth Koome, however dismissed the video, saying it was aimed at discrediting the image of the east African country's officers.

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