A top university has been closed down indefinitely after students attacked Okada riders who beat up a student for sleeping with one of the Okada rider’s wife.
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It was a shocking sight to behold as a group of Okada riders descended on a student from top Kenyan university and beat him to coma for sleeping with their colleague’s wife. The incident which happened on Thursday forced the school, Maasai Mara University to close down indefinitely.
According to The Kenyans
, Maasai Mara University’s main campus was closed as a result of violence that escalated after students staged violent protests calling for the Okada riders to be arrested for assaulting their colleague who had been admitted to the Narok County Referral Hospital.
In anger, the enraged students barricaded Narok-Bomet road at the junction to the university and destroyed some of the property in the area.
Policemen had to come in and contain the situation as some of the students were arrested alongside the troublesome Okada operators.
In order to curtail the tension, the school administration, through the Registrar of Academic Affairs, Dr Otieno Fredrick Onyango, issued a memo announcing the immediate closure of the institution till further notice.
"Following the students’ unrest during which one of them was injured on the night of November 16 outside the campus, the senate in its sitting has authorised the indefinite closure of the university with immediate effect," read the memo in part.
Learning in the satellite campuses is, however, expected to continue uninterrupted.