UoN speak out after students’ deaths
24 June 2015, 08:10
Nairobi - The University of Nairobi (UoN) Vice Chancellor, Peter Mbithi has condemned the killing of two students by a mob at the university’s halls of residence over the weekend.
The VC said the two students were beaten to death by their fellow students after they allegedly stole a laptop from one of their colleagues on Saturday.
In a statement, the VC said UoN highly regrets the unfortunate incident and promised thorough and expeditious investigation into the matter.
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“The University of Nairobi highly regrets this unfortunate incident. The University reiterates that it upholds the rule of law and has no place for the law of the jungle where people take the law in their own hands and condemns strongly the act of mob-justice by the students involved,” the VC said.
According to Mbithi, the university security personnel were also hurt in the course of rescuing the two students from the irate mob.
The deceased were identified as Julius Omondi Omollo and Fetya Mohammed Yusuf.
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