9 university students to face malicious damage charges

September 22, 2015 3:35 pm
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The students were arrested on Tuesday following day-long battles with police as they marched to the Treasury to protest delayed funds from the Higher Education Loans Board/FILE
The students were arrested on Tuesday following day-long battles with police as they marched to the Treasury to protest delayed funds from the Higher Education Loans Board/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 22- Nine university students arrested following Tuesday’s protests will be charged with malicious damage of property.

The students were arrested on Tuesday following day-long battles with police as they marched to the Treasury to protest delayed funds from the Higher Education Loans Board.

Nairobi police chief Japheth Koome says the students also destroyed some CCTV cameras on city streets which the government use to enhance security.

“They committed a very serious offence, they will carry their own cross,” he stated.

Police were forced to use teargas to disperse the rowdy group of students when some of them hurled stones at motorists and police officers.

Their union officials argue that the HELB loans have been delayed for nearly a month since the campus was opened, affecting hundreds of students who mainly rely on it.

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