15 Kibabii Univer­sity stu­dents ar­rested and cam­pus closed fol­low­ing protest

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Stu­dents of Kibabii Univer­sity on Mon­day burnt the cam­pus gate, chased away se­cu­rity guards and lec­tur­ers, locked all of­fices and smashed win­dows to protest against ha­rass­ment by man­age­ment. They bar­ri­caded the Bun­goma–Ch­wele road at the Kibabii shop­ping cen­tre and en­gaged po­lice of­fi­cers in run­ning bat­tles. The 3,000 stu­dents said the man­age­ment has ig­nored their nu­mer­ous pleas. The stu­dents, mostly third-years and fourth-years, said the univer­sity has re­fused to give them their re­sults ahead of the in­sti­tu­tion’s first grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony set for Novem­ber 18. Fif­teen stu­dents were ar­rested and the cam­pus closed in­def­i­nitely. But vice chan­cel­lor Shem Ayua said some of the stu­dents’ griev­ances have been ad­dressed. “The stu­dents protested be­fore against lack of ad­e­quate seats, which forced them to carry seats from one lec­ture hall to the other. We have pur­chased 300 from Kisumu and oth­ers are be­ing made here at the school,” he said.

/ BRIAN OJAMAA

Kibabii Univer­sity stu­dents dur­ing Mon­day’s protest

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