University of Nairobi shut indefinitely after unrest

October 3, 2017 9:19 am
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Students who have vacated the University of Nairobi main campus seen here heading home/MUTHONI NJUKI

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 3 – The University of Nairobi has been closed indefinitely following recent unrest.

The closure came as students at the Lower Kabete campus Tuesday morning blocked roads near their university in protest against last week’s brutality by police.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Mbithi stated that the decision was made by the University Senate “following the deteriorating security situation.”

“Students have been asked to vacate the halls of residence with immediate effect but not later than 9am,” a notice from the university stated.

Police are already looking for 35 students expelled from the University of Nairobi who are accused of being responsible for the recent chaos.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said those involved will be arrested and prosecuted.

The probe was launched following last week’s chaos at the university when police were accused of brutalizing students at their halls of residence and classes.

Female students heed the order to vacate the UoN campuses/JOSEPH MURAYA
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