Moi University, Main Campus, has been indefinitely closed following a students’ election that turned violent pitting two rival groups.
Prof. Richard Mibey, Moi University Vice Chancellor, ordered all students to vacate the campus before 4pm through a letter sent earlier today.
“Following the students’ unrest relating to MUSO Elections on the upcoming elections for the 29th SGC and destruction of University property within Main Campus, the University Management on behalf of Senate has decided to indefinitely close Moi University, main campus with immediate effect,” reads the letter.
Several students at the campus say the battle of several top seats in the MUSO leadership saw students rally behind two main communities in the University during the campaign period.
This is the second campus to be closed in the region after Moi University affiliate, University of Eldoret, students were given 20 minutes to vacate the campus.
Moi University Main Campus indefinitely closed down. Memo by VC Mibey pic.twitter.com/Cit9IWdtMB
— Dickson Otieno (@DicksonOtieno) July 13, 2015