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Shock at student's death

Western embassies, human rights activists and Kenya's opposition hit out at a student leader's killing but police said they were not treating it as a murder.

"We've been following the [Solomon] Muruli case very carefully. We are deeply shocked by his violent death and we expect that his death will be the subject of a speedy and thorough investigation," a senior official at the British High Commission said. The charred body of the 23-year-old student was found on Sunday in his room at a Nairobi University hostel. Witnesses heard an explosion shortly before. Reuters -Nairobi