STUDENT INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT

Kibabii University closed indefinitely after student protests

In Summary

• All students are told to vacate the university premises by 2pm

• Last months students protested to demand release of Helb cash

Kibabii university after demos.
Kibabii university after demos.
Image: /JOHN NALIANYA

Kibabii University has been closed indefinitely after students destroyed property on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

They were protesting after a student got injured in a car accident inside the school on Friday.

"In the view of the safety of the students , staff and property, the university Senate has resolved to close the university indefinitely," registrar Ernest Mohochi said in a notice.

Mohochi said all students are required to vacate the university premises by 2pm Saturday.

Last month, Kibabii University students went on a rampage demanding that the Treasury releases the Higher Education Loans Board cash.

The students chanted traditional Bukusu songs holding placards aloft and barricaded the Bungoma-Chwele highway.

The protest disrupted transport and businesses.

The learners at the institution in Kanduyi, Bungoma, said delaying the cash had made life “unbearable”.

Police used teargas to disperse them.