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University students clean up Central station

University of Nairobi students on Wednesday spruced up Central police station in a bid to boost good neighbourliness.

The students cleaned and repainted sections of the station, a contrast to the running battles characteristic of their relations during student riots.

Central police station police boss Patrick Oduma praised the students for the initiative.

“On behalf of Central police station I must say that the university has done something that we can commend them for,” he said.

The cleanup is part of the University’s 100 days rapid results initiative and was undertaken by workers and students from the School of Architecture and Engineering.

Community outreach

Mike Nyamoro, a fifth year engineering student and a student representative, said the initiative includes sporting events and community outreach events like cleaning up public offices and hospital.

He said they want to change the image of university students in the public realm.

“We want to show the police that we are one nation and that we should relate well with those that we live with,” he said.

“We want to make it a regular practice for both the students and members of the staff in serving those that we live with, ” said Filigona Ashuma Nandwa, a cleaner at the University.