KIMC students protest over dangerous road

Students from the KIMC blocked the road to protest the running over of their colleague

Running battles characterized the better part of Sunday as students from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) engaged with police.

The students had blocked a section of the road near the institute after one of them was run over in a hit and run incident.

The student sustained serious injuries and was rushed to hospital Mariakani hospital for medical treatment after the early afternoon incident.

Police were forced to use teargas canisters to restrain the students from getting out of the institution, a move that caught disrupted traffic along the busy road.

The students say the road has proved a nightmare adding that their calls to have it marked have proved fruitless.

They insist that if the road is not marked, it must be closed indefinitely to avert rising cases of accidents caused by speeding motorists.

The students claimed that police used force and live bullets as they attempted to break the protests with Lang’ata police boss Shem Muganda forced to apologize to the students to calm the situation.

He however denied allegations that police used live bullets to disperse the protesters but said the road will remain closed until it is marked and bumps erected.

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