President John Magufuli demanded the arrest of six officers and forty civilians and demanded a thorough investigation on the National Institute of Transport after a student was hit by a stray bullet and passed away on Friday.
The President posted his condolences on twitter saying,
”Nimesikitishwa sana na kifo cha mwanafunzi Akwilina Akwilini wa Chuo cha Usafirishaji (NIT).Natoa pole kwa familia,ndugu,wanafunzi wa NIT na wote walioguswa na msiba huu.Nimeviagiza vyombo vya dola kufanya uchunguzi na kuwachukulia hatua za kisheria waliosababisha tukio hili.”
The incident occurred when the police were trying to stop hundreds of demonstrators ahead of Kinondoni by-election on Saturday.
The demonstrators blocked roads and created heavy traffic and chaos.
This led the police to disperse protesters by firing live bullets in the air against marchers who hit back with stones, bottles and sticks.
Professor Jay a musician from Tanzania also posted on Facebook a picture of the deceased accompanied with a heartwarming message to the people asking them to put themselves in the parents shoes and addressing the issue.
“Jaribu kuvaa viatu vya wazazi,ndugu na jamaa wa huyu Binti mdogo aliyekuwa mwanafunzi wa Chuo kikuu, Utaweza kupata picha ni Uchungu kiasi gani wameupata kwa kuondokewa ghafla tena Kikatili kwa RISASI akiwa kwenye Daladala kwa mpendwa wao huyu, Mambo kama haya katu sio ya kuyachekea na kuyafumbia Macho, Hii nchi ni yetu SOTE, Na kila binadamu ana HAKI ya kuishi, Maana watanzania sasa tumekuwa Mahodari sana wa kuitangaza AMANI huku tumeficha MAPANGA… Wakisikia mtu ameuliwa watu ndio kwanza wanageuza shingo kuangalia upande mwingine kama amekufa Panya hivi, IPO SIKU, Damu hizi Zitakuja KUTULILIA,
Pumzika kwa Amani mdogo wangu.”
Other stars who paid tribute were Lady Jay Dee, Nandy, Alikiba among others.