Scores of Egerton University Students Arrested as Protests Rock Njoro Campus

By Virginia Mwangi / January 13, 2020 | 1:30 pm



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Egerton university students treated the residents of Njoro area in Nakuru County to drama in the early hours of 13th January 2020 after they engaged police in running battles in protests at a time when 1st and 4th year students were expected to sit their examinations.

Scores of the Egerton University protesting students who were 2nd, 3rd and 5th year students were arrested and taken into custody as a section of them were suspended.

The protesting students gathered at the university’s gate where they were trying to gain entry into the institution despite the Egerton University management refusing to recall them after they earlier protested on the 4th of December 2020.

Teargas and gunfire marked the better part of Monday morning in Egerton, Njoro campus in Nakuru County as the university students stood their ground that the were to be recalled back indefinitely

The Egerton University, Njoro Campus protests had begun on Sunday night prompting the management to seek aid from the police to halt the protests and help in keeping the unwelcome group of students at bay.

The protests spilled over to Monday morning affecting roads around the area with the students accusing the Egerton management of favoring as it had allowed the 1st and 4th years back and vowed not to allow the exams to continue.

A small section of the Egerton protesting students was allowed to access the facility on condition that they pay a fine so as to sit the examinations.

Egerton university, Njoro Campus, is fining each student 16, 862 shillings for damages incurred on the 4th of December 2019 protests.

15 students including seven student leaders have been suspended from the institution following the repeated protests which are causing the university damages expected to settled by the same students.

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