Directorate of Criminal Investigations sleuths have arrested a police officer believed to have shot a Machakos university student on Monday during a demonstration.
The officer, Corporal Michael Mulwa is currently held at Machakos police station awaiting arraignment in court.
The student identified as Brilliant Anusu is fighting for his life at Machakos level 5 hospital after sustaining a bullet wound on his stomach.
The students had engaged the police in running battles during a demonstration over rising cases of insecurity. This is after one of them was attacked by thugs at Kathemboni and died in hospital while receiving treatment.
They blocked Machakos-Wote road causing traffic for several hours.
On Monday evening Governor Wavinya Ndeti addressed the university leadership and promised to ensure the issue is resolved.
A police officer believed to be among notorious gang robbing people at night was also arrested.
A suspect accused of killing the student is also in police custody.