Protests rock Egerton University over ‘fabricated Sh229 million’ riot damages

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Egerton University students at Njoro Campus on Monday engaged police in running battles outside the university for the third consecutive day.
The students have been protesting the decision of the University management to fine each of them Sh16,862 to cover damages caused during their demos in December 2019.
The angry students blocked several sections of the busy Njoro-Mau Narok Road near the university.
According to reliable sources, the second and third year students — who reported to school three days ago — were to clear their fees and sign a form committing to pay the fine.
But the students protested over the fine, claiming it is a plot to rip off their parents of their hard-earned money.
In a letter to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the students accused the school of seeking to mint Sh229 million from surcharge fees for damage caused to property during their protest.

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