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Nyeri residents beat rioting students back to campus

By -Marion Ndung’u | November 27th 2012

By Marion Ndung’u

Nyeri,Kenya Rioting university students got a little more than they bargained for when angry town residents pushed them back into their campus.

With sticks and whips, Nyeri residents turned on the Kimathi University College students after the latter disrupted business as they protested at what they termed increasing insecurity near their campus.

Business momentarily came to a standstill in Nyeri town as students and residents who teamed up with the police engaged in running battles.

A public address by DPM Musalia Mudavadi at the Nyeri Uptown Bus Park was temporarily halted by the resultant commotion.

The students had marched for five kilometres to Nyeri town before some of them started stoning innocent people when police and the residents turned the fire on them.

Joseph Maina, a resident, said he hoped that the students would learn from the experience and not disrupt town activities with their issues.

“If they want to strike let them do it in their school compound,” Maina told The Standard.

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