Twitter on fire after videos emerged of police forcing rioting Maseno University students to crawl on a murram road .
The university learners took to the streets to demonstrate against constant attacks by village gangs.
“What the police is doing to Maseno University students is WRONG and thus must be condemned in the strongest terms possible!,” he said in a tweet.
— Babu Owino (@HEBabuOwino) November 4, 2018
The students were protesting the detention of their colleagues who had gone to Maseno police station to report an alleged attack on their colleagues on Saturday night.
The students paralyzed transport and lit bonfires on the Kisumu-Busia highway, blocking flow of traffic for hours.
Kenyans have accused police of exercising brutal means in a bid to disperse rioting students from Maseno University.
@ICJKenya condemns in the strongest terms possible #PoliceBrutalityOnStudents of Maseno University. This excessive use of force was uncalled for and does not only violate Kenyan law but also international guidelines on use of force by law enforcement @IPOA_KE @NPSOfficial_KE pic.twitter.com/cpedNVj44l
— ICJ Kenya (@ICJKenya) November 5, 2018
Kenyans could not stomach the anti-riot police’s response to the protests they condemned the excessive force used by authorities’ and even some made their way into a hostel that hosts female students.
This laptop belongs to one Veronica, she's a student that took refuge in her room but was still attacked by the police that realised that she was in her room. Her laptop was destroyed in the process.
— am_omondi🇰🇪™ (@Ibra_MosheQs) November 5, 2018
Kenyans on Twitter,Fellow #KOTLoyas, we condemn #PoliceBrutalityOnStudents and ask everyone to air out their opinions about the same today. Let's tag those who are in the positions to take action and responsibility for the same. pic.twitter.com/9vV4DGExJn
— Kings Media 👑 (@KingsMediaKE) November 5, 2018
— #SDGs (@ThePublicist_KE) November 5, 2018