Masinde Muliro University Closed Indefinitely

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The Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology campus in Kakamega. FILE PHOTO

Masinde Muliro University has been closed indefinitely following students unrest.

In an Internal Memo released by the University’s Senate on Wednesday afternoon, the students were ordered to leave the varsity premises by 2 pm.

According to reports, the students at the Kakamega-based institution of higher learning were protesting internet outages and the requirement to clear fees before sitting exams.

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The students hurled stones at buildings, disrupted operations and chanted slogans against the university, accusing it of failing to address their grievances.

Workers in the administration block locked themselves up in their offices as the students smashed windowpanes and damaged other property.


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Students of Masinde Muliro university in Kakamega County during a protest on September 18, 2019, against the requirement to clear fee balances before exams. PHOTO /File

A university ambulance and several other vehicles were damaged as police confronted the protesters, throwing tear gas canisters at them.

Meanwhile, the Technical University of Mombasa has also been hit by a wave of students unrest.

It is reported that they were protesting against new rules set by the university. The institution is said to have introduced a regulation that should one fail the exam, then they will not be able to continue with studies for one year.

15 students have already been arrested in connection with the strike.

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