Police used tear gas to disperse hundreds of students demonstrating in Nairobi on Friday (14 March) against the murder of popular politician, Josiah Mwangi Kariuki.
GV Students gathering in central campus area 2. 0.16 CU Demonstrators holding banners (2 shots)
CU Demonstrators holding banners (2 shots)
CU Newspaper headline "We want the truth"
SV Newspapers being burned
SV Demonstrator holding up banner
SV & GV Crowd of students chanting around burned newspapers on ground
SV Demonstrators holding banner and chanting (2 shots)
SV Police moving on to campus (2 shots)
GV Teargas drifting off campus PAN TO students running
GV Police blocking road to university
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Background: Police used tear gas to disperse hundreds of students demonstrating in Nairobi on Friday (14 March) against the murder of popular politician, Josiah Mwangi Kariuki. It was the third day of student protest in the Kenyan capital against the killing of Mr. Kariuki, an outspoken critic of government policy.
The students' anger was turned against the Nairobi Daily Nation newspaper for carrying a report last week that Mr. Kariuki was alive in Zambia.
A huge crowd of students staged a mock funeral for Mr. George Githii, the editor of the paper, who signed the false report.
Riot police with batons, shields and a few rifles ringed the students while the demonstration was held, and moved in towards the end.
Questions were also asked in the Kenyan Parliament about the newspaper report.
The newspaper said it had been told by a hotel receptionist that Mr. Kariuki was in Zambia.
Mr. Kariuki was last positively seen alive on the first March when he left a Nairobi hotel. His body was found in a native village about 24 kilometres away.