Kenyan police open fire to disperse protesting students

2016-09-27 18:15
iStock

iStock

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Nairobi -  Riot police fired live ammunition and tear gas to disperse Kenyan university students protesting over road safety.

Multimedia University students on Tuesday protested the death of one of their colleagues in an accident over the weekend when a minibus taxi overturned.

The taxis, called matatus, are Nairobi's main source of public transportation. About 100 students accused the matatu drivers of reckless driving which they allege is not stopped by police.

Nairobi police chief Japheth Koome said two students, two police officers and two guards sustained injuries in the melee.

The number of people killed in the first three months of this year increased from 2699 in 2015 to 3932 in 2016, according to the National Transport and Safety Authority.

Read more on:    kenya  |  east  |  africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
 

How to open a beer bottle without an opener

Do the right thing and never be thirsty again…

 
 

You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…
WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Best date night restaurants in South Africa
WATCH: Ryan Reynolds offers fans a free tattoo in new Deadpool 2 teaser
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.