Police officer who shot Machakos University student during Demos arrested

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.

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