Rioting University of Nairobi students torch hostels

University of Nairobi students in Kenya went on the rampage last Monday evening, setting fire to an abandoned hostel, to protest the death of a fellow student, writes Leopold Obi for Daily Nation.

The student is said to have succumbed to his injuries after he was allegedly beaten by guards manning the hostels recently. Samuel Ayoma, a student leader, told the Nation that the student was allegedly clobbered by guards who later abandoned him at the Central Park, near the main campus. The student, identified as Kytte Ondeng alias Ras, is said to have succumbed to his injuries at a Nairobi hospital where he had been rushed by ‘Good Samaritans’.

“The guards claim the student was a goon, yet we know him as a fellow comrade,” said Ayoma. He said that the torched buildings were abandoned hostels commonly known as prefabs.
Full report on the Daily Nation site