Mombasa Technical University closed following strike

October 19, 2015 7:58 am
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The students of Mombasa Technical University College were protesting high fees. Photo/ CORRESPONDENT
The students of Mombasa Technical University College were protesting high fees. Photo/ CORRESPONDENT

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 – The Mombasa Technical University has been closed indefinitely after students went on the rampage to protest increased fees and other management issues they say are hampering learning at the institution.

The closure order was announced by Vice Chancellor Josphat Mwatela after the students blocked roads and burnt vehicles in Tudor area.

The students paralysed transport on roads around the university from 7am after barricading roads, causing a huge traffic snarl up.

Anti riot police officers have been deployed to the area to guard against further property destruction.

Already two garbage trucks belonging to the Mombasa County government have been burnt.

Mombasa Police boss Martin Asin has however urged the students to maintain calm even as an amicable solution is being sought to resolve their grievances.

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