Multimedia varsity students resume protests over colleague’s death


Multimedia varsity students resume protests over colleague's death

Multimedia University students on Thursday, September 29 resumed protests on Magadi Road protesting Sunday’s accident in which a student was killed.

This comes even as police have issued a 7-day ultimatum to the ill-fated matatu owner to produce the driver who disappeared after the accident.

The deceased student, identified as Cynthia Akoth, was killed when a city-bound bus veered off the road and overturned along the busy Langata Road in Nairobi, killing four and injuring several others.

Ms Akoth was a First Year, first semester student who had gotten admission to Multimedia University of Kenya early September, 2016 to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Communication.

On Tuesday, two police officers and five Multimedia University (MMU) students were injured after the learners engaged police in running battles while protesting the killing of their colleague.

The varsity students had barricaded the busy Magadi Road paralyzing transport services to and from OngataRongai and Nairobi.

The students accused the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) of failing to instill discipline in the matatu industry and especially those plying the Ongata Rongai – Nairobi route.

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