Kisumu students protest over colleagues in custody
05 June 2014, 20:58
Kisumu - Kisumu polytechnic students Wednesday held a peaceful demonstration along the streets of Kisumu town to press the government to have 18 of their colleagues in police custody unconditionally released.
They students were arrested last week when they rioted over the banning of night disco in the college.
Only five out of the 23 students charged last week for taking part in the unrest were released on a bond of KES 50,000 each or a surety of the same amount.
Kisumu MCA Edwin Anayo promised the demonstrators that if their colleagues will not been released and other issues addressed by Friday, he would mobilize other students in the city to demonstrate over the issue.
Anayo, who is also the county Assembly minority leader, took it upon himself to represent the students at a stakeholders meeting bringing together the polytechnic Board of Governors and the District Education Board to resolve the issues that brought about the strike.
“As a leader in this city, I’m assuring you that I shall represent you with zeal at the stakeholders meeting so that your plea is heard as a matter of urgency,” said Anayo.
Meanwhile, the students are demanding for immediate reopening of the college that was closed indefinitely.
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