A Third year Maseno University student was on Monday shot dead by police in Maseno during the nationwide Azimio coalition led anti-government protests.
According to a police report on the incident, the deceased; William Mayange, was among a group of students who had joined the Azimio protests which later turned violent after the protesters invaded a supermarket in Maseno town.
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The student who was shot in the neck was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Coptic hospital where he had been rushed.
The students overpowered the security officers who had run out of teargas canisters.
The officers started firing live bullets to repulse the intruders who were allegedly looting the supermarket.
During the confrontation, six police officers were also injured.
Transport along the busy Kisumu-Busia highway was paralyzed for hours after the the students lit bonfires and barricaded the road.
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