Seventeen Chuka University students were charged Friday with damaging property worth Sh11 million.
The court heard that on February 8, the suspects, together with others not before the court, were involved in an unlawful assembly and thereafter torched a minibus and damaged three other vehicles belonging to the university’s Vice Chancellor Erastus Njoka.
The 16 male and one female student denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Alfred Kibiru.
They were each released on a bond of Sh100,000 with an alternative cash bail of Sh50,000.
The case will be heard on May 23.
Students at the university went on the rampage on February 8 following a disputed union election.