Kenya Medical Training College Nairobi campus students blocked Mbagathi road last night after claiming the student elections were not fair. Road users were forced to take other routes as the road was blocked with students throwing stones at cars that were trying to get through Mbagathi Way.
The elections had been planned for 18th of May which was yesterday and the results were supposed to be read out in the evening. The election process started out at 6 am in the morning and was supposed to end at 1 pm according to the planned schedule by the election committee in the school. The voting process was taking place at Milne Hall.
There were 11 seats which were being voted for attracting 25 students who had earlier on been cleared by the vetting committee on 10th May. The top seats attracted a number of students with the student president seat attracting 3 students. Godfrey Ochudho, Charles Kiama and Andrew Kipng’etich were fighting for this top seat.
Brenda Wangari and Pesi Sambai were battling it out for the Vice-chairperson seat. Brian Odongo and Amos Waema were going for the Secretary General seat while Andrew Oduor and Noordin Mohammed were fighting for the Treasury spot.
The results were delayed and this caused unrest among the students who wanted to hear what the outcome was. This prompted them to stage a riot that led them into blocking Mbagathi road and causing motorists a lot of trouble. The same route had also been blocked 3 days ago by nursery school kids.