IPOA Appeals to Injured University of Nairobi Students to Record Statements

Independent Police Oversight Authority

The Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) has appealed to all University of Nairobi students who were injured during last week’s altercation with the police to record statements with the authority.

According to a Press Statement from the Authority that has been seen by The Campus Lady Magazine, IPOA has called on the 26 students who were injured during what it referred to as “police assault” on Thursday 28th September 2017 to present themselves and record statements.

“It has come to our attention that the University of Nairobi has been closed indefinitely,” read the statement by IPOA CEO Mr. Joel Mabonga.

“IPOA is kindly appealing to the twenty-six students injured during the police assault on Thursday, 28th September 2017, not to leave until they have recorded a statement with IPOA,” Mabonga said.

According to IPOA, the statements from the students will enable IPOA to fast-track the investigations into the assault that has been linked to the deaths of two students at the university.

Students willing to record statements have been asked to visit IPOA offices in Upper Hill along 1st Ngong Avenue, ACK Garden Annex, 2nd floor.

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The Independent Police Oversight Authority has also appealed for patience and cooperation from all stakeholders interested in the case.

The University of Nairobi was closed indefinitely on Tuesday morning following night-long riots by the students at the university who were asking for the resignation of the University’s Vice-Chancellor Prof Peter Mbithi.

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