William Mayange a third year student at Maseno university was shot dead by police during the protests called by the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition.
Mayange was among a group of students who had joined the protests which later turned violent after the protesters invaded a supermarket in Maseno town, as reported by the police.
During the protests, the police said that some students joined the protest which latter turned violent after some of them invaded a supermarket in Maseno town and Mayange was among them. Earlier, the county boss condemned what he called acts of hooliganism by a few culprits who sparked chaos during the protest. Saying that people posing as opposition supporters, stoned and damaged part of a hotel, a bank, supermarket and a shopping mall in the Kisumu city centre.
Governor Nyong’o has condemned the act and has called for expedited arrest of the officer who shot the student through a statement where he termed the incident unfortunate saying the officer was not to shoot the student, he was instead to use tear gas or rubber bullets instead of using brutality on unarmed protesters.
By Martha Biginga