A Radio Citizen Journalist Robert Maina has accused police of harassing him while he was covering a student riot at Egerton University on Sunday evening. 

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Maina claims that he was taken to a room where he was locked up and his work gadgets confiscated.

"A police officer who was not in uniform asked me who I was. That is when things took a different turn and I was carried to a room and my work equipment were taken. My phone was still recording, they tried switching the recorder but it became impossible. I was locked in the room from 7:10 to 7:50 pm," the journalist told Radio Citizen. 

After the 40 minutes, Maina's recorder was destroyed and he was told to leave the university premises. 

Maina immediately called the Nakuru County Commander Stephen Matu who promised to investigate the matter and find a way in which Maina will get back his work gadgets.

The journalist went to Njoro Police Station and wrote a statement. Maina is now waiting on the Nakuru County Commander to tell him who exactly took his work gadgets.

Egerton University students in Njoro have been engaging in running battles with the police since Thursday as they protest the Sh 16, 862 strike damage fee.

The riots have caused a delay in transport between Njoro and Mau, Narok road.