I’m aware that in the 21st century the world survives on internet connection but I never thought its unavailability would make a whole university close indefinitely. On the 8th of February 2015, at 7.30 pm students from the MultiMedia University (MMU) took to the streets protesting about the WiFi and internet problems the university has been facing. The students wanted the administration to rectify the problem as life without Internet access makes it hard to study and research.
The student caused havoc in the university and disrupted traffic along Mbagathi Way. The destruction of university property led to the University’s Senate deciding on an abrupt close of the school until further notice. The internal memo with this information was signed by the Amb. Prof. Festus Kaberia.
It’s interesting how strikes are the way to communicate in Kenyan universities. I wonder if there’ll ever come a time when students in campuses all throughout Kenya will not strike for a year, but I don’t think we will see that anytime soon.