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Kimewaka Nairobi:University Students' Riot:Cop Gunned Down in City Center.

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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    University students disrupt traffic


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    Students from the University of Nairobi held demonstrations outside Parliament buildings on Tuesday. They protested against the killing of one of their colleagues last Thursday

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    Protesting students confronted GSU police on Tuesday during their demonstrations which were held to protest the killing of their colleague last Thursday

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    Protesting students stole cakes from Nairobi's Nakumatt Lifestyle supermarket on Tuesday during their demonstrations which were held to protest the killing of their colleague last Thursday.


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    Students from the University of Nairobi held a demonstration outside police headquarters at Vigilance house on Tuesday.


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    The protesting students detained an oil tanker was along University-way in Nairobi on Tuesday.
     
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    Chaos as varsity students stage street protests



    By JOHN NGIRACHU and FRED MUKINDA

    Posted Tuesday, March 10 2009 at 15:00

    Protesting University of Nairobi students on Tuesday blocked major roads in Nairobi, paralysing traffic in several parts of the city.

    The students, numbering around 3,000 held up traffic for more than six hours in several parts of Nairobi from morning as they held the protest against the shooting of their colleague Godwin Ogato by police on Thursday last week.

    They wore black T-shirts bearing the message "No tax for MPs, No tax for us, Utado?" and chanted anti-government slogans. They had also prepared placards bearing messages for the government.

    Mr Ogato, a 29-year-old political science student, was shot by police who were trying to collect the bodies of two NGO activists who were killed, execution style, near the university after a day of protests they had organised.

    The activists from Oscar Foundation, Oscar Kamau King'ara and Paul Oulu, were killed on State House Road near the university.

    Tuesday's demonstration was held from the university to Uhuru Park and then to Harambee Avenue, on which several government offices including that of the president are located.

    It started outside the students' hostels, onto Mamlaka Road, State House Road, Uhuru Highway, Kenyatta Avenue, Haile Selassie Avenue, Moi Avenue, Harambee Avenue and then back towards the university through Uhuru Highway and several other streets in the Central Business District.

    Notably, police did not appear to stop the protests although they monitored the activities from afar for around six hours. It was the first time such a demonstration has been allowed to proceed without being broken up by the police.

    A silent march by the media fraternity in September 2007 was the last successful protest in the city against government action.

    Prime Minister Raila Odinga had on Tuesday warned police against interfering with the demonstration and directed them to let the students go ahead with the march.

    UoN vice chancellor George Magoha had warned the students against taking to the streets.

    "We do not want the students to go out because there are no assurances that they will not be joined by other people," said Prof Magoha.

    Calls for the removal of Police Commissioner Hussein Ali and government spokesman Alfred Mutua characterised the peaceful protests. The students presented a petition calling for the removal of Major Gen Ali to police spokesman Eric Kiraithe outside Vigilance House.

    There was a light moment outside Harambee House when students demanded a foreign president and prime minister with government employees laughing at the remarks.

    They later set fire to a banner outside Harambee House, where anti riot police and government employees watched from within the compound.

    Police on horseback watched the action from afar and only briefly stepped in to prevent the students from storming Laico Regency Hotel. The students added the hotel to their itinerary after briefly demonstrating outside the Nation Centre and Standard Group offices.

    The students used the opportunity to demand an explanation form the government on a wide variety of issues from the 2005 raid on the Standard Group to the Artur Brothers saga of the same year.

    "The government must listen to us," said Students Organisation of Nairobi University (SONU) chairman Dan Mwangi.

    DAILY NATION*- Chaos as varsity students stage street protests
     
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    Du matatizo ya wanafunzi EA kila leo!

    Ila sasa mbona wanavamia maduka na kuiba?

    Waandamane tu kwa amani..ila wasiibe vitu madukani!
     
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    Policeman killed in Nairobi shoot out


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    Members of the public at Nairobi's Kencom bus station on Wednesday where a police officer was shot dead after a fierce exchange of gunfire. A suspected criminal was also killed.

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    Members of the public at Nairobi's Kencom bus station on Wednesday where a police officer and a suspected criminal were shot dead after a fierce exchange of gunfire.

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    Armed police officers keep the public at bay at Nairobi's Kencom bus station on Wednesday after a police officer and a suspected criminal were shot dead.

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