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Another Students' Riot in Nairobi.

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Ab-Titchaz, Mar 19, 2009.

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    kitimtim kingine kimetokea na wanafunzi wa Chuo Kikuu cha Kenyatta
    mjini Nairobi.Angalia balaa.

    Kenyatta University closed


    Kenyatta University students hold demonstrations over exam registration on Wednesday.


    Kenyatta University students in confrontation with police (not in picture) as they rioted over exams


    A tear gas canister explodes within Kenyatta University grounds as students retreat during Wednesday riots


    Police in riot gear ready themselves for battle with Kenyatta University students


    Kenyatta University students head for home after the campus was closed indefinitely following day-long protests over exams


    Kenyatta University students leave the campus shortly after it was closed following Wednesday riots.

    By CASPER WAITHAKA Posted Wednesday, March 18 2009 at 13:01

    Kenyatta University has been closed indefinitely after day-long protests over exam registration turned ugly.

    The students had staged a riot to demand an extension of the process.

    They say the university administration closed the process before some of them had registered.

    Earlier, the students had blockaded Thika Road occasioning a huge traffic snarl-up on the busy highway.

    They were demanding that the administration rescinds its decision.

    Police were called to the scene and as the confrontation turned violent police lobbed teargas to repel the students and force them back to campus.

    The university had closed the registration process on February 7 and is adamant there will be no extension.

    At least 2,000 students mostly under the self sponsored programme are affected.

    A student told the Nation that even for those who paid fees past the due date the university would not change its stand.

    It said the balance would be carried over to the next semester.

    Some students and passersby have been injured as they scampered for safety.

    DAILY NATIONĀ - Kenyatta University closed