A police officer suspected to have shot a Machakos University student during demonstrations has been arrested.
Corporal Michael Mulwa allegedly shot and seriously injured Brilliant Anusu who together with his colleagues had staged a demonstration due to the escalating level of insecurity in the area.
“The student who is currently fighting for his life at the Machakos level 5 hospital, is suspected to have been part of a group of students that had engaged police officers in running battles for the better part of the day,” said the DCI in a tweet.
According to the DCI, a total of nine firearms including five pistols, 3 G-3riffles and one AK-47 assault rifles have also been seized from different police officers, “…They will be subjected to forensic ballistic analysis at the DCI National Forensic Laboratory.”
This is to scientifically ascertain which firearms were misused when quelling the riotous students.
The arrest of the officer comes hours after another police officer identified as Constable Kevin Sila, was cornered in a robbery incident in the area and was placed behind bars.
The officer in plainclothes had together with an accomplice identified as David Muringu attacked two students as they headed to their rented quarters in the wee hours of Monday morning.
Last Friday, 14 robbery with violence suspects linked to the spate of robberies mostly targeting university students living outside the campus, were arrested and placed behind bars in an operation aimed at restoring sanity in the area.
The DCI is appealing to the Machakos University students and their student leaders to remain calm as detectives expedite investigations into the security incidents and bring all the suspects to book.