Kenyan police fight battles with rioting students

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The Independent Online
Kenyan police and university students fought pitched battles yesterday in the capital's worst violence since civic unrest ahead of elections last year.

Police in Nairobi fired bullets and dozens of tear gas shells at hundreds of university students protesting against the shrinking buying power of their education loans, witnesses said. President Daniel arap Moi won re-election last year following months of civic unrest - in which many students participated - over constitutional changes. - Reuters, Nairobi