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Police have no regrets in firing teargas at school children

19 January 2015, 13:55 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Police showed no remorse in teargassing school children in Langata, an act they apparently felt was necessary.

Policemen did not hesitate to fire teargas canisters at the children who were protesting the alleged grabbing of a piece land that belongs to the school as a playground.

The protest dubbed #OccupyPlayGround was planned by activist Boniface Mwangi and Kibra MP Ken Okoth to reclaim the playground from the private developer.

The land had already been fenced off by the developer, who had also gated the said piece of land.

Tasked as to why his officers had fired teargas canisters at young children, Langata OCPD Elijah Mwangi said that children of even 8 years of age could be charged for destruction of property.

" The children have engaged in illegal activities and they can be charged for what they did. Even children of 8 years and above can be charged," he retorted.

Police who were at the scene and who spoke to News24 said that they were under orders to keep the protest in check.

" We are under orders to ensure nothing gets out of control," an officer who did not want to be named said.

The incident has caused uproar on social media, with Kenyans having a go at the government for the actions taken by police.

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