An undated amateur video has emerged on social media showing a police officer clobbering a youth by the roadside.
According to the user who posted the short clip on Twitter, the youth is usually a student of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture along with Technology (JKUAT).
The video, according to netizens, was taken on Friday a few minutes before the students started off demonstrating after one female student was stabbed to death by robbers.
The video 45-second video begins by showing two armed police officers standing outside a shop.
#StopKillingJKUATStudents they were walking innocently untill they met which officer taking his lunch there #stoppolicebrutality. pic.twitter.com/U3NFQlGRnt
— Jack sylvester (@jack_silvesterr) February 9, 2019
KICKS along with SLAPS
Then four youths – two male along with two female – come into focus yet before they walk past, the officers swiftly accost them along with order three of them to sit on the ground, while one of the two female youths is usually allowed to pass.
One of the officers then starts slapping along with kicking the male youth.
After the brief confrontation the police officers let go off the three youths.
Nairobi News could however not independently verify whether or not the youths within the video are indeed students at the university.
The Thursday night stabbing of the female student happened after she defied orders through the robbers to surrender her valuables.
The student, who was identified as Tabitha Muthoni, was walking together using a friend near Segal Hotel at 8pm when the incident happened.
She was stabbed within the neck along with succumbed to her injuries at Juja Police Station.
On Friday students of university reacted to the incident by protesting on the roads leading to a deadly confrontation with the police.
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Armed police officer filmed clobbering youth without provocation – VIDEO