The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology officially closed yesterday, Wednesday 15th November. The students were informed via an internal memo that all activities for the semester including studies have been suspended.
Students who were still in school were asked to leave by 2.30pm the same day.
This is to inform all students currently in session in the Main Campus during the Sept.-Dec. 2017 Semester, all other scheduled activities have been suspended WEF. Students residing in the University are advised to vacate the University premises by 2:30pm latest. pic.twitter.com/Ug5HJhyJhj
— Discover JKUAT (@DiscoverJKUAT) November 15, 2017
While @DaystarUni students riot professionally on twitter about helipad n mirror in washroom. Here is what jkuat students had to strike for. @allela_amadi #DaystaruniversityRiots @jareedflexx one word.. pic.twitter.com/mYaBrFMhCJ
— HOUSTONE FORBES (@ForbesHoustone) November 15, 2017
— irungu charles (@irungucharlse) November 15, 2017
Police officers were spotted at the varsity’s main campus soon after the closure was announced. This is apparently because the students too decided to strike due to their concerns not being heard by the school’s administration.
Current situation in JKUAT Juja
The police are throwing teargas to the students.
Why is it that people in Kenya have to strike for their cries to be heard? pic.twitter.com/sVtpYWrmZw
— Tommy So|ace (@solace_tommy) November 15, 2017
— Kangi’iri Mwangi E (@EliudsEvans) November 15, 2017
Students are still set to graduate this Friday 17th in the school’s 30th graduation ceremony despite the suspension of studies.