Students of Sigalagala National Polytechnic in Kakamega County on Monday went on rampage after three of their colleagues were run over by a speeding vehicle.
The students were reported to have been crossing the road when the vehicle ploughed into them a short distance from the institution shortly after 5pm.
The students set the vehicle on fire and started stoning motorists on the busy Kakamega-Kisumu road, causing a traffic jam on the section of the road.
The fate of the injured students could not be immediately established.
Western Region Traffic Coordinator Joseph Matiku said the two students had sustained serious injuries.
“When our officers arrived at the scene to attend to the injured students, their colleagues turned rowdy and started stoning vehicles. The students carried their injured colleagues and took them away and we have no information on their condition,” said Mr Matiku.
Kakamega East Sub-County Police Commander Robert Makau said the students had become rowdy and started stoning motorists after barricading the road.
“We have been unable to reach the scene and establish details of what happened. We are talking to administration officials to approach the students and restore calm,” said Mr Makau.
When contacted, Sigalagala Principal Evans Bosire declined to comment on the incident.
“We are attending to a problem at the institution but I’m not in a position to comment on the incident at the moment.”