BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,3RD OCT 2017-The university senate has ordered indefinite closure of University of Nairobi and ordered all students residing in halls of residence to vacate immediately.
The decision follows series of unrest that have been witnessed in a couple of days raising security concerns.
The move comes after protest by students last week which left 27 of them injured.
Last Thursday, the students engaged the General Service Unit riot team in running battles as they protested the arrest of Embakasi East MP Babu Owino.
A former student leader, Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino was arrested and faced various charges including subversion and uttering abusive words.
Police raided the Nairobi campus to quell the protests and were accused of not only beating up students brutally but also demanding money before releasing them.
Late Monday a number of students staged protests demanding for the resignation of the Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Mbithi.
The students carried placards and chanted, “Mbithi must go!”
Student leaders of the university are divided.