Business came to a standstill at Egerton University's main campus on Sunday evening after students started to engage police in running battles over Sh 17, 000 damage fee. 

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The students rioted in December 2019 and were forced to go home only to be slapped with a fine, which they have termed as exorbitant. The Sunday drama came after the management insisted that all students must pay the damage fee.

Confirming the riots, Njoro Sub-County Police Commander Mohammed Huka, said that the police denied the students entry into the institution's main gate. He said that the angry students pelted stones at the security officers and engaged them in running battles as they tried to repulse them away from the compound of the institution. He, however, said that the situation was restored after police decided to intervene.

"The situation has been contained after the officers intervened," Mr Huka said.

During the fracas, police seized a recorder belonging to a reporter from the Royal Media Service after it emerged that he had recorded the events that occurred at the place. Robert Maina claimed he was locked up in a small office at the institution’s main gate for almost an hour.