A human rights group and the Vice Chancellor at the University of Nairobi have condemned the killing of Samuel Ragira, a former student at the institution.
Ragira who was fatally attacked on Thursday night died fighting for the welfare of students and traders at Klabu 36 market.
He accused the thugs, suspected to be members of the outlawed Mungiki sect, of demanding Sh10,000 from the small-scale business people as market fees.
The irate Ragira said it was sad all the harassment is happening under police watch and had even narrated how he reported the matter at Jogoo house but when police came, nothing was done.
“The NCHRD-K is concerned with the recent killing of students by unknown people within the Campus and outside. Ragira is the fifth student in a span of two and a half months who have been killed and their stories highlighted by student leaders and the media” the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Kenya said
University of Nairobi VC Peter Mbithi also called on authorities to investigate Ragira’s murder.
“We regret the mysterious circumstances surrounding the brutal murder of former UoN student Mr. Samwel Ragira last (Thursday) evening. The authorities should investigate and bring to book the perpetrators of this violence on young Kenyans,” he said
He further urged the police to intensify security around the university.