, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 14- Hundreds of students from the University of Nairobi held demonstrations on the city streets on Monday morning to demand the release of their colleagues arrested last week.
They claim that the students were picked up after a fracas that occurred during the Students Organisation of Nairobi University (SONU) elections held on Wednesday.
According to the newly elected SONU chairman Babu Owino, the students were charged with various offences and granted bail of Sh2 million which he says is too high for them.
“We will not contribute for their release, we are demanding for their immediate and unconditional release,” he said amid cheers from his colleagues.
“We need them back as we do exams…it’s their right too.”
“A comrade is always right; a comrade is never wrong and if rule number one fails refer to number two.”
The students held a peaceful demonstration from the main campus and proceeded to the Supreme Court where they presented a petition to Chief Justice Willy Mutunga.
The students also complained of the current examinations timelines saying due to elections and lecturers strike, they had little time to do their revisions.
They have since warned of dire consequences, if their pleas are not heard.