MKU Thika Closed Due To Student Unrest

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The Mt Kenya University Senate has indefinitely shut down its Thika campus following student unrest.

The learners engaged police officers in running battles for the better part of Monday morning.

The reason is not clear but vice chancellor Stanley Waudo sent the students a memo on Monday asking them to leave.

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“Following consultation and assessment of the current situation, the University Senate has resolved to suspend learning and operations indefinitely,” Waudo said.

“All students are hereby advised to vacate the university premises noon.”

The closure of the campus comes just six days after University of Nairobi was shut indefinitely due to security concerns.

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The administration feared demonstrations by students in support of former student leader and Embakasi East MP Babu Owino would degenerate into violence.

Several students were injured at the institution during confrontations with riot police who moved in to quell the protests.

Courtesy of The Star.