Rift Valley

In Pictures: Riots at Moi University over rape, murder of student

Protests at Moi University over rape, murder of female student turned chaotic, as police who had been deployed to handle the situation were chased away.

The police van was set on fire, roads barricaded and activity brought to a standstill at the institution located about 40km from Eldoret town.

The body of the third year student was recovered at the university's bus stage and it is alleged that she was gang raped before being brutally murdered.

Police officers gain entry into Moi University, Main Campus where students were protesting murder of one of them, a bonfire was lit at the instution’s main entrance. (Photo:Eliud Kipsang/Standard)
Barricades erected to prevent police entry into the institution. Police used tear gas in attempt to disperse the irate students. (Photo:Eliud Kipsang/Standard)
Police vehicle goes up in flames at Moi University, police officers were forced to flee when the students turned their anger on them. (Photo:Eliud Kipsang/Standard)
Damaged police vehicle left unattended after officers left the scene. (Photo:Courtesy)
Vehicle burns at the institution during the Sunday afternoon protests. (Photo:Courtesy)


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