Top Kenyan University Closed Over Dramatic Love Triangle

A naïve love affair between a university student and a boda-boda rider's wife has resulted in unexpected consequences after a top university was closed indefinitely on Thursday.

Maasai Mara University’s main campus was closed as a result of violence that started after boda-boda riders beat up a student who was having an affair with the wife of their colleague.

In reaction to the beating, students staged violent protests calling for the boda-boda riders to be arrested for assaulting their colleague who had been admitted to the Narok County Referral Hospital.

The enraged students barricaded Narok-Bomet road at the junction to the university and destroyed some of the property in the area.

Police engaged the students in running battles with some of them being arrested alongside the troublesome boda-boda operators.

As the chaos escalated, the school administration, through the Registrar of Academic Affairs Dr Otieno Fredrick Onyango, issued a memo announcing the immediate closure of the institution till further notice.

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

Learning in the satellite campuses is, however, expected to continue uninterrupted.

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