Commuters Stranded in Rongai after Students Block Road

Commuters Stranded in Rongai after Students Block Road


Students from Multimedia university blocked the roads after they held demonstrations today along the Magadi road following the death of one of a student from the institution.

The students are protesting the death of a first-year student who was killed along Langata road on Sunday, September 25 in a tragic accident.

The students blocked Magadi road early Tuesday, September 26 disrupting traffic flow, commuters getting stranded in the incident.

Cynthia Akoth, who had joined the university early September, was inside a matatu, which is reported to have veered off the road while over speeding killing four people and seriously injuring several others.


Cynthia was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital in critical condition, but she succumbed to her injuries.

Monday this week, the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) deregistered the Sacco whose matatu was involved in the accident prompting fare hike on Tuesday.

This is not the first time there has been an accident on the road, intact according to reports, the Langata, Rongai and Magadi roads report some of the highest roads accidents in the city, which involve public transportation.

The new move by the NTSA has caused mixed reactions from the residents, with some being unable to go to work due to a lack of enough mattes and a sudden increase in fares.