Suspected love triangle incident leads to main campus closure

The University was closed indefinitely after students went on the rampage following the beating up of a colleague in a suspected love triangle incident.

The Maasai Mara University entrance. The university's main campus has been closed indefinitely after students went on the rampage following the beating up of a colleague in a suspected love triangle incident.

The Maasai Mara University has been closed indefinitely after students went on the rampage following the beating up of a colleague in a suspected love triangle incident.

The students brought businesses to a standstill along the Narok-Bomet road after they barricaded the busy highway after one of them was severely beaten and injured by boda boda operators on suspicion of having an affair with one of the riders' wife.

The student is currently nursing injuries sustained in the incident and is admitted at the Narok County Referral Hospital.

Police had a tough time quelling the irate students and made several arrests which included boda boda operators who were involved in the beating up of the student.

University Senate decision

Through an internal memo signed by the Registrar of Academic Affairs Dr Fredrick Onyango and dated November 17, 2016, the university announced the immediate closure of the campus indefinitely.

"Following the students unrest during where one of them was injured on the night of November 16, 2016 outside the campus, the university senate in its sitting has authorised the indefinite closure of the university with immediate effect," the memo read in part.

However, all the other campuses which mainly comprises of self-sponsored students as well as school-based programmes has not been affected and will remain operational.

Cases of love triangle incidents gone sour involving university students have been on the rise.

In April, the body of a 22-year-old female student from the same university was found in her rented apartment in Manyatta Estate following a suspected love triangle incident.

Preliminary findings by the police showed that she was raped and killed by her lover following an affair with another man.

In March this year, a fourth year male student stabbed and killed his colleague after finding his lover in a room with another colleague at Moi University.

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