A Maseno University student was killed on Monday during anti-government demonstrations in the lakeside city, and Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has denounced the incident.
Governor Nyong’o described the incident as sad in a statement, claiming that the police officer was not justified in shooting the literature student.
He demanded that the “trigger-happy” officer be swiftly detained and prosecuted.
The county administrator had already denounced a couple of the offenders for engaging in acts of hooliganism that caused mayhem during the protest.
The rallies were peaceful, according to Nyong’o, in a previous statement, “until a few hooligans whose objective has yet to be established, infiltrated the gathering and started trashing property.”
He claimed that the suspects stoned and harmed a portion of a hotel, a bank, a supermarket, and a shopping center in the Kisumu city center while impersonating as opposition sympathizers.
The goal of Odinga’s rallies is to pressure President William Ruto’s administration to address a number of concerns, including the high cost of living, claimed prejudice in State appointments, and a supposedly lacking level of openness in the country’s election agency, the IEBC.
During the demonstrations on Monday, police and demonstrators clashed in Kisumu, and the latter were compelled to use tear gas to disperse the latter.
Car parks near the offices of the Ruto-led United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party in Nyalenda were among the items destroyed.
In the event, a car was set on fire.