UoN students protest killing of their colleague,set hostel a blaze

UoN students protest killing of their colleague,set hostel a blaze

BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,10TH MARCH,2020-University of Nairobi (UoN) students on Monday evening held protests  over  the alleged killing of a fellow student by security guards.

Reports indicate that Kytte Odeng, sustained injuries from a run-in with the security guards within the school premises last Wednesday.

He was rushed to the Nairobi Hospital but succumbed to the injuries.

On Monday, almost a week after the incident, irate UoN students ran wild, lit bonfires and set one of the abandoned hostels ablaze.

Videos shared on social media and believed to be from the riots show scores of people believed to be the students lighting fires at the campus.

According  to the student leader Samuel Anyona who spoke to  the Daily Nation , the deceased was reportedly beaten up by guards who then dumped him at the Central Park- a stone-throw away from the campus.

The incident comes barely weeks after the University was put on the spot over a memo that appeared to heap blame on a rape victim.

A controversial memo sent out to students and authored by the acting director of security appeared to say a student who had been raped by three assailants ‘put herself’ in the position.

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