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15 Nairobi Aviation students charged, cash bail set at Sh200,000

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NAIROBI-AVIATION

15 Nairobi Aviation students have been charged with taking part in an unlawful assembly, malicious damage to property and assault. They denied the charges and were ordered to pay Sh200,000 bail to secure their freedom.

The 15 are part of 21 arrested yesterday and taken to the Central Police station following the protests that started at 9 am.

The students pelted stones at Nation Centre, destroying property before they were repulsed by police but they quickly regrouped and went back there. The rowdy students also roughed up journalists covering the protest, accusing them of spoiling their future by painting their college in bad light.

An expose about the college was aired on Sunday, sparking outrage from the students who say it is likely to limit their chances of getting jobs. Police have taken bags full of stones to be used as evidence against students arrested.

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