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TUM students to compensate for county trucks

20 October 2015, 10:50 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - Mombasa County Governor, Hassan Joho has said students of Technical University of Mombasa will compensate for the county trucks they set ablaze during Monday's riots.

Joho said the varsity students had engaged in a criminal act and they will be held responsible for their behavior.

“What happened is not in our making; they ought to have addressed their issues through the national government. We are waiting for the institution to give us the names of students who participated in the riots for action to be taken,” said Joho.

It’s alleged that the students were protesting fee increment and other administrative issues which they alleged were being ignored by the administration.

Read Also: Technical University of Mombasa closed indefinitely following students’ riots

Speaking after holding the Mombasa county stakeholders meeting following the riots, Mvita legislator Abdulswamad Sherrif Nassir said the county government will not be offering services to varsity students unless they produce valid communication to ascertain their conduct.

“We will not be offering bursaries and attachment of any kind to students who will not be producing certificates of good conduct from their institutions to ascertain their behavior,” said Abdulswamad.

Joho said they will not allow the student to vandalise private property.

The rioting students set a blaze two county government garbage collecting trucks.

More than 22 of them were arrested in the riots and the school closed definitely Monday.

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