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Kenyan student protest leader shot dead

The leader of a student protest movement in Kenya has been shot dead, local media reports.

Evans Njoroge, the secretary-general of Meru University students’ union, was reportedly taking part in a demonstration against high fees and bad conditions when he was killed.

According to Kenyan newspaper The Star, running battles had been taking place between students and police since the university shut its doors at the start of the month.

Eyewtinesses have alleged to a number of outlets that Mr Njoroge was shot by police.

However, neither the university nor the police were willing to confirm the death, the Nation newspaper reports.

Attempts to reach the university and local police by the BBC have also failed.

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