A section of students at the University of Nairobi on Monday, March 9, took to the streets to protest the killing of a fellow student.
The irate students stormed through State House Road as they engaged police in running battles, before moving on to Valley Road.
According to one of the students who spoke to kenyagist.com in confidentiality, evening classes at the main campus were cancelled following the unrest.
University of Nairobi students light a fire during night riots.
Kenyans who came across the raging mob advised motorists to avoid the area as the highly-charged students were hell-bent on destruction.
“UoN students protesting along Valley Road, Mamlaka Road, and State House Road. Exercise caution,” reads one of the countless tweets sent out alerting motorists to seek alternative routes.
Traffic on the bustling busy Valley Road, especially during rush hour, was greatly disrupted following the riots which kicked off from the main campus along University Way at around 6:45 p.m.
According to the source, the deceased student – Kyte Ondeng‘, was allegedly abducted just outside the campus by unknown assailants on Wednesday, March 4, only for the lifeless body to be found at the Kenyatta National Hospital.
The Students thus opted to take to the streets, as they seek justice for their fallen comrade.
Earlier during the day, students at the Meru National Polytechnic students left a trail of destruction during fiery protests after the death of one of their own.
The student was allegedly killed by a boda-boda rider on the evening of Sunday, March 8, 2020.
The school has since been closed indefinitely following the extensive damage caused by the students who burned everything along their way in Makutano town, Meru County.
University of Nairobi students light fires during night riots.