Uhuru condemns teargassing of pupils


Police teargas pupilsPresident Uhuru Kenyatta has faulted the Lands ministry and the National Land Commission for failing to resolve the Lang’ata Road Primary School land dispute.

President Kenyatta said the two institutions will be held to account for the row that led to the tear-gassing of pupils on Monday.

He said the act was deplorable, adding that police should not have been involved in the first place.

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He also questioned the role of the headteacher of the school, saying that the school children should not have been allowed to participate in the protests.

Five children were on Monday injured during demonstrations to save the school from an alleged land grabber, sparking outcry from the public against the use of excessive force by police especially on the pupils.

Lang’ata OCPD Elijah Mwangi, who was in-charge of the operation, was suspended following the incident.

On Tuesday morning, Interior Cabinet Secretary Maj-Gen (Rtd) Joseph Nkaissery visited the school and consoled the pupils.

Nkaissery also ordered the developer of the disputed plot to remove the remaining part of the perimeter wall and clear the building materials within 24 hours.


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