Rioting University students burn down hostels


Students from the University of Nairobi (UoN)  burnt one of the hostels in the institution on Monday evening protesting the alleged killing of a fellow student by security guards.

A hostel at the University of Nairobi goes up

Kytte Odeng, reports say, sustained injuries from a run-in with the security guards within the school premises last Wednesday.

He was rushed to the Nairobi Hospital but succumbed to the injuries.

On Monday irate students ran wild, lit bonfires and set one of the abandoned hostels ablaze.


Samuel Ayoma, a student leader, told the Nation that the student was allegedly clobbered by guards who later abandoned him at the Central Park, near the main campus.

“The guards claim the student was a goon, yet we know him as a fellow comrade,” said Mr Ayoma.

He said that the torched buildings were abandoned hostels commonly known as prefabs.