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.

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.