Three police officers who brutalized a Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) student have been identified as George Wathania, Jonathan Kibet and Boniface Muthama.
The names were released on Wednesday just moments after Police spokesman Charles Owino had revealed that the National Police Service (NPS) had opted to withhold their names out of sensitivity for the officers’ families.
The police officers were on Tuesday suspended as the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) conducts investigations on the incident.
Police Spokesperson Charles Owino had earlier revealed why the names and pictures of officers caught on video brutalizing JKUAT student will not be released.
Speaking during an interview on Wednesday morning, Mr Owino said that they were protecting the families of the officers from trauma.
Mr Owino mentioned that the names and pictures of the officers will come out once they are charged in a court of law.
“If your child is in school and the father is revealed to have beat up somebody the other children will mock the child over and over,” Mr Owino said.