Kenyatta university closed indefinitely

According to an internal memo seen; by TUKO.co.ke, the Vice Chancellor of Kenyatta university said that the closure had been; prompted by the nationwide lecturer’s strike and heightened student agitation.

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Kenyatta University closed indefinitely
The internal memo sent to students and obtained by TUKO.co.ke. Photo: TUKO.co.ke

According to prior TUKO.co.ke reports, students set ablaze several buildings at the main campus on Thursday night, November 16, following student riots.

Several anti-riot police officers were; deployed to the institution to attempt to restore calm. Several students were; injured.

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Kenyatta University students outside the institution compound after being; told to exit the grounds. Photo: TUKO.co.ke

Apparently, unrest at the Thika Road campus begun after student leaders were elected.

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Claims went round that the students complained about the school becoming a money making machine when there was; no learning taking place at the institution.

Kenyatta University closed indefinitely
Part of the administration block of Kenyatta university was; burned down. Photo: TUKO.co.ke

According to a student who spoke to TUKO.co.ke on condition of anonymity, every student was; given a letter telling them to prepare to submit a fee to pay for damaged property whether; or not they were involved in the fracas.

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