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Joshua Okayo: Student Missing During Protests Found In Murang’a

Joshua Okayo
Joshua Okayo who was abducted on Wednesday during the protests has been found in Murang’a. Photo Citizen TV.

Joshua Okayo, the Kenya School of Law (KSL) Student Governing Council President allegedly abducted has been found.

Okayo was abducted by police last Wednesday during the height of the anti-Finance Bill demonstrations.

The Law student was found near the Maragua River in Murang’a County.

Okayo appeared to have been tortured and is currently undergoing treatment at Avenue Hospital in Thika.

According to Citizen TV, he is under close observation due to the psychological trauma of the ordeal.

Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Faith Odhiambo confirmed the rescue of Okayo and Regis Wanjala who had also been abducted.

“We have confirmation that two comrades have been dumped at unknown locations after their abductions. Joshua Okayo was dumped somewhere in Murang’a after being abducted in Rongai on Wednesday,”

“Regis Wanjala who was abducted on the same day was also found dumped in a tea plantation in Ruiru. The two are safe but currently receiving medical attention and are still shaken up from the ordeal. We shall find recourse for these unfortunate actions of THE police. Justice be our shield and defender.” Odhiambo said.

Kenyans are concerned about the escalation of kidnapping instances in the country, which they believe is linked to the countrywide protests over the Finance Bill 2024.

This comes after social media influencers thought to be leading or vocal about the protests were mysteriously kidnapped by officers and taken to unknown locations, only to be freed hours later after public outcry.