Kenyan student protest leader shot dead

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Meru University student leader Evans Njoroge alias Kidero who was killed on February 27, 2018

The leader of a student protest movement in Kenya has been shot dead..

Evans Njoroge, the secretary-general of Meru University students’ union, was reportedly taking part in a demonstration against high fees and bad conditions when he was killed.

According to Kenyan newspaper, The Star, running battles had been taking place between students and police since the university shut its doors at the start of the month.

Eyewitnesses have alleged to a number of outlets that Mr Njoroge was shot by police.

However, neither the university nor the police were willing to confirm the death.

Attempts to reach the university and local police by reporters have also failed.

BBC/Sammie