Wany­ore planned re­venge af­ter Maseno stu­dents lynched drug ped­dler over killing

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nyanza -

Maseno Univer­sity has been closed in­def­i­nitely fol­low­ing stu­dent ri­ots over the killing of one of their own. Stu­dents and the Wany­ore com­mu­nity had been at odds over the mur­der of third-year Peter Njoroge on Mon­day and the re­venge killing of his mur­derer. Stu­dents went on the ram­page and lynched Njoroge’s killer Peter Nyang­weso, 33, a well-known drugs ped­dler. Njoroge lived at a pri­vate hos­tel in Ong’adi vil­lage. As­sis­tant In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice Joseph Kei­tany said the com­mu­nity was plan­ning a re­venge at­tack. “The sit­u­a­tion is not that good but we are do­ing all we can to pre­vent [fur­ther] at­tacks and de­struc­tion of prop­erty,” Kei­tany said. He said the cause of dis­agree­ment be­tween the stu­dents and the com­mu­nity has not been es­tab­lished. The stu­dents blocked the Kisumu-Bu­sia road and lit a bon­fire, forc­ing po­lice to di­vert traf­fic to avoid fur­ther con­fronta­tion. Po­lice then fired tear­gas to dis­perse ri­ot­ing stu­dents. Stu­dent leader Fred Maka­jos, who was ar­rested at about 11am was re­leased later in the day. He called for calm as po­lice in­ves­ti­gate Njoroge’s mur­der.

/MAU­RICE ALAL

Po­lice of­fi­cers ar­rest Maseno Univer­sity stu­dent dur­ing ri­ots yes­ter­day. Stu­dents protested against the killing of a class­mate on Mon­day

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