What’s with Kenyans and grabbing land? Learning institutions with demonstrations? USIU is planning to express their opposition on the grabbing of what they claim to be their land located in Muthaiga North on the 13th of July. The VC together with the media, The Standard in particular made the public aware that the land belonged to USIU through a Caveat Emptor Notice on Friday July 8th.
According to a student, they are willing to participate in the peaceful demos and fight for what rightfully belongs to them. This might be the first serious demonstration the university will partake in. When asked to define what a peaceful demonstration is, because Kenya has never seen one, in regards to Lang’ata Primary, University of Nairobi and CORD demonstrations, the student assured that they will just rant out their grievances and raise up placards with effective messages.
Those accused of grabbing the land allegedly invaded the varsity’s property and brought down demarcations and notices. This move made USIU report to Kasarani police station.
“We partnered with Kasarani Police Station to increase the number of people who were guarding the land during the day and at night.” the circular reads.
The institution also sought police intervention at Muthaiga police station, but this had not yielded fruit.
The VC also gave information on taking the matter to court through a lawyer.
The demos are to take place today morning at the USIU Graduation Square and head towards Muthaiga Police Station.