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UoN students protest killing of comrade

[MUHURI's Rapid Response Officer Francis Auma leading a UoN Protest along Moi avenue, Mombasa. Photo/Maxwell Ngala]

University of Nairobi Mombasa campus students on Friday took to the streets to protest killing of their colleague.

Samuel Odemba Odhiambo a law students at the University of Nairobi Mombasa campus together with his cousin Kennedy Omondi were killed by mob in Mtopanga area, Kisauni on Tuesday.

The students led by the campus Chair Amos Kimanzi said that the incident was so painful and police have so far shown no interest in pursuing the killers.

While handing their memorandum to the DCI Mombasa County Jacob Kanake, the students expressed fears while out of campus and called for immediate actions against those who killed Odemba.

Kimanzi said two days after the unfortunate incident and there were no any clues on who terminated the lives of Odemba and his cousin Omondi and urged police to speed up investigations.

Kimanzi said that the student will not rest until all those involved in the murder of the innocent lawyer are brought to book.

“We have in the recent weeks seen an unbearable situation in Kisauni where armed killer gangs rove during the day and night injuring and kill innocent souls but none of the Police officers have come out to give a public address on their progress in taming the worrying trend,” noted Mr. Kimanzi.

He urged police to ensure that the killer gangs are distabilised and their accomplices nabbed.

On his part, Muslims for Human rights –MUHURI’s Rapid Response officer Francis Auma said that until top police bosses take actions against the killers, the human rights defenders will not rest but pursue for justice.

“We are tired of this bloodletting situation in Kisauni, we want the police to act and save lives,” reiterated Mr. Auma.

He said that the killings of four innocent souls one being a form four student who was to sit his KCSE examination this month James Akunava is very painful and disturbing to the relatives, students and rights defenders.

“We have cried, for how long will we be shading these painful tears? We want and urgent action no dialogue about this,” retorted an agitated Auma.

Mombasa DCI Jacob Kanake has assured the students that they will see action as police already swung into action.