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MACHAKOS UNIVERSITY STUDENT SHOT BY POLICE, FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE IN ICU

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A machakos University Student is currently fighting for his life after he was shot during a demonstration.

Machakos University students association leader Joseph Oduor says that the student in currently in ICU at the Machakos Level Five Hospital.

“The demonstrations began today at 9 am. Unfortunately one of our students was shot by the police and is currently fighting for his life in ICU,” said Oduor.

Oduro says that more than 100 students were arrested during the demonstration against insecurity in the area that has seen some students die and others suffer injuries.

“The shooting of the comrade saw students who were peacefully demonstrating start throwing stones at the police who also fought back using tear gas canisters and arresting over 100 comrades,” said Oduor.

The insecurity issue at the Machakos University has been a menace for quite some time now. According to Oduor, last week they lost a student to the insecurity and many other students have also suffered injuries.

According to Oduor, and organized gang are targeting students of the University who live outside the institution.

“There is a gang of criminals targeting students from Machakos University. You know very well that 80 percent of the University students live outside the school hence the target on them.”

They are demanding that the national government work in collaboration with the county government to end the menace.

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