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THE University of Nairobi has closed indefinitely after 14 people, four of them students, died in clashes between the police and opposition pro-reform activists.
A university spokesman said paramilitary units stormed seminar rooms at the faculty of architecture, design and development and shot two students who were sitting end of semester examinations. Many others were injured including Robert Rukwaro, a professor who was supervising the examination. Students and lecturers said 50 anti-riot paramilitaries entered the university after dispersing activists at the nearby Central Park. After shooting the students, the riot police beat Professor Rukwaro, who protested at the invasion, with rifle-butts and clubs. He sustained fractured limbs, internal injuries and is in hospital in a critical condition. Another lecturer, Joseph Kamenju, was also beaten and admitted to another hospital where ten students from the faculty are undergoing treatment.