NAIROBI, Kenya, May 20 – Traders hurriedly closed down shops in Nairobi’s Central Business District on Tuesday as university students poured into the capital’s streets to protest over a controversial fee hike.
The students from various campuses took to the streets but remained largely peaceful.
There were various groups demonstrating towards Jogoo House where the students intend to hand over a petition to Education Cabinet Secretary Professor Jacob Kaimenyi.
One of the groups is marching from Uhuru Highway through Parliament road, another along Moi Avenue while others from Technical University of Kenya are demonstrating on Haile Sellasie Avenue.
Nairobi police chief Benson Kibui has told Capital FM News that anti-riot police officers are prepared to deal with the demonstrators in case they turn rowdy.
More to follow…