Transport was yesterday evening paralyzed along the State House, Uhuru Highway and Valley Roads as the University of Nairobi (UoN) students went into protests ,after one of their colleagues and leader, ‘Kyte Ondeng’ was allegedly killed by an askari.
The UON protests begun a few minutes to 7 pm as they flooded the Nairobi streets in a protest that left worth unknown value as they torched hostels and stoned vehicles in a fierce exchange involving them and the cops.
Kyte Ondeng’, was allegedly kidnapped outside the UON Main campus by unknown assailants on 4th March 2020 only for his body to be recovered at the Central Park.
According to some of the protesting students, Kyte Ondeng’ was abducted and beaten up unknown hitmen and dumped to die at the Central Park.
“He was beaten by known goons before being dragged to Central Park and left to die,” one of the protesting students told the media.
The UON students reportedly carried the body of Ondeng’ to the Chiromo mortuary and later detoured to the UON custodian’s office where the burned down the premise attracting the wrath of the riot police who stepped in immediately to quell the protests.
The presence of the riot police only seemed to have angered the students more as they came out in bigger numbers and engaged the riot police in one of the most heated riots that have since left the management only with the option to shut the institution down.
The UON protests, though ended, have left questions unto what exactly led to the death of Kyte Ondeng’ and who was so powerful that they remain free and how many more will be murdered before Kenyan university students can be safe in their own country?