Motorists plying the Ravine- Nakuru Road were left stranded on Sunday through to early Monday morning after Kabarak University students staged a protest.
The students took to the streets at night after one of their own was hit by a police vehicle near the school gate on Saturday night.
In their numbers, the students blocked the road demanding justice for their colleague.
Law enforcement officers were deployed to the scene to contain the rowdy students and control traffic.
The victim was hit by a police vehicle and rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Speaking during the protest, the students maintained they will only leave the streets once the culprits are presented in court.
The first-year Pharmacy student hit by the police car passed away in hospital while receiving treatment.
While staging the protest, the students also complained about careless driving, claiming motorists plying the route were notorious for speeding.
A letter from the Kabarak University Students Organization (KUSO) condemned the behaviour of the officer which led to the loss of a life.
The matter was reported at the Menengai Police Station as students continued to pursue justice.
"The safety of our students is of utmost importance, we will not rest until justice is served for our fallen brother and friend. We will not remain silent because being silent in moments of injustice is siding with the oppressor," read part of the letter.
Some of the students at the scene claimed they had been stopped from recording proceedings on their mobile phones.