Governor Nyong'o calls for arrest of police who killed Maseno University student
- A police report, however, says that Nyange was among a group of violent protesters who had invaded Sairam Supermarket in Maseno town and other business premises along the Kisumu-Busia Highway.
Kisumu Governor Peter Anyang' Nyong'o has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of a police officer who shot and killed a Maseno University student during Monday's Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition mass protests.
In statement seen by TV47 Digital, Governor Nyong'o said the "trigger-happy" police officer shot and killed William Nyange, a Third-Year Literature student without any lawful cause.
"The student was murdered in cold blood as he and his colleagues were demonstrating at Maseno centre over the high cost of living. It is unfortunate that instead of using tear gas or rubber bullets, the police chose to fire live ammunition at the students," Nyong'o says in the statement.
A police report, however, says that Nyange was among a group of violent protesters who had invaded Sairam Supermarket in Maseno town and other business premises along the Kisumu-Busia Highway.
The report further says that the protesters went on to invade Maseno Police line, overpowering the police who had run out of teargas canisters, prompting them to use live bullets to disperse them.
Nyange was shot in the neck and was pronounced dead on arrival at Coptic Hospital.
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