Students ordered to vacate halls of residence as University of Nairobi is closed indefinitely

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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.

 

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