On Monday, March 20, a third-year Maseno University student was killed during Azimio la Umoja One Kenya protests.
According to initial reports, the student was fatally wounded after demonstrators stormed Kisumu’s Maseno Police Station. He was rushed to Coptic Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival.
According to the report, the cops used live bullets to disperse the enraged youths and other protesters who had overpowered them.
During the anti-government protests, 10 houses at Maseno Police Line were allegedly vandalized.
“The students lit bonfires and barricaded Kisumu-Busia road using stones,” the report read in part.
“They (students) overpowered the officers who were manning the station. The officers had run out of teargas canisters,” it added.
The protesters allegedly ransacked a nearby supermarket and other commercial buildings along the Kisumu-Busia highway before breaking into the police station.
Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o denounced the incident when it happened and urged police to act professionally when putting an end to rioting.
The student was defended by the second-term governor, who pointed out that he had joined his friends in a picket because of the high expense of living.