UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI DEPUTY VC SAYS THE INSTITUTION IS PROBING STUDENT’S RIOT

University of Nairobi Deputy Vice Chancellor Isaac Mbeche has said that they are probing Saturday night’s riots by students against ban on cooking in hostels. The students stormed the venue where a voter registration drive by IEBC and the United States Embassy was to take place today.

University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, Isaac Mbeche
University of Nairobi Deputy Vice Chancellor, Isaac Mbeche

The students stormed the voter registration venue and burnt the tents and speakers. They also stole some of the equipment forcing the event to be cancelled.

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A lorry with its windshield stoned by the students
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Property set on fire

11 students have been identified for contravening school regulations regarding cooking in the hostels, noting that those culpable of contravening the directive will be suspended.

Security remains on high alert in the university following the happenings.This incident comes just a few weeks after the protest against SONU elections that so several students suspended.