Human rights lobby Haki Africa has urged Technical University of Mombasa students to discard revenge threat over the killing of their colleague David Mwangi.
Haki Africa Deputy executive director Salma Hemed said that the threats will only worsen the situation and they should leave police officers top pursue the killers.
Ms. Hemed said that the organisation was working closely with the security agents to ensure those who killed the TUM fourth year students are netted and face murder charges.
In a statement to newsrooms on Friday evening, Ms. Hemed said the students are worried and police officers should take charge of situation before things get out of hands.
“As a human rights lobby we fully understand that two wrongs don’t make right, we will contain the worrying situation if we work together,” noted Ms. Hemed.
Her sentiments come after TUM students threatened to revenge after the painful death of their colleague.
TUM union student threatened to revenge if those involved in killing of the innocent Mwangi will not be arrested.
The union’s President Denis Okang’a said that students residing outside the institution were living in fear over poor security.
[Haki Africa Deputy Executive director Salma Hemed. Photo/Ahmed Omar].
“We have lost three students in just a month, we know those targeting us and we are coming for you if nothing tangible will come out of the security agents,” said Mr. Okang’a
On his part Moses Omweri a TUM student said that the killings have become rampant and police should arrest the situation immediately.
“We do not see any actions from the police despite making various reports about the current security threats targeting TUM students,” said Mr. Omweri.
However, Kisauni OCPD Julius Kiragu has assured the students that police officers were in pursuit of the killer gang.
He said that police have gathered relevant leads that will enable them arrest those who stabbed Mwangi.
Mwangi was stabbed four times on his chest and stomach and was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Coast general referral hospital, Mombasa.
He was stabbed after he was defending his wallet and a mobile phone which was however stolen by the Kisauni gang.
His body is lying at the Coast general referral hospital morgue.