Police have so far arrested two suspects who are being interrogated over the rape and murder of a third-year Moi University student who was pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
The suspects were arrested after students at the University engaged police in running battles in which a police car was burned on Saturday and University property destroyed.
The students blocked roads around the university, vowing not to resume classes until proper security measures are put in place.
“Our union officials had a meeting with the administration and it seems there was no agreement,” a student told Capital FM News. That is why chaos started immediately after the talks failed.”
They are accusing the university management of not taking the matter seriously by not stating what measures will be taken to safeguard them in and around the campus.
In a statement appearing in local dailies on Monday, the university’s Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Mibey urged the students to remain calm and allow police investigate the murder.