University Closed Indefinitely Over Violent Protests

UoN students during demos on Wednesday, July 14 2021
  • The Dedan Kimathi University of Technology in Nyeri was on Thursday, July 15, closed indefinitely following protests that erupted in the school over fees increment.

    In a memo seen by kenyagist.com, Vice Chancellor Professor Ndirangu Kioni stated that all in-person learning had been suspended effective Thursday afternoon, July 15.

    Kioni added that further communication would be availed at the appropriate time.

    UoN students during demos on Wednesday, July 14 2021
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    “All the students should therefore vacate the main campus immediately and not later than 1.00 pm today July 15,” reads the memo in part.

    The students blocked the road leading to their campus and engaged police officers in running battles.

    The incident came just a day after University of Nairobi (UoN) students took to the streets to demonstrate the raise of school fees in the institution.

    Police officers had to lob teargas to disperse the demonstrating students.

    They also manned all entrances of the main campus to make sure that the students did not take the protests to the Nairobi streets.

    Three UoN students were locked up at the Central Police station.

    The new school fees increment will apply to students enrolling to join the University starting from August 2021.

    Some of the degrees that have been affected include commerce, economics and law under the parallel plan have been increased by up to 70 percent to about Ksh1 million for the four years.

    UoN students during demos on Wednesday, July 14 2021
    UoN students during demos on Wednesday, July 14 2021
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM