• On October 7, KU students held demonstrations over the university administration’s refusal to extend the deadline for fee payment beyond October 9.
A Facebook post claiming that Kenyatta University has been closed indefinitely due to student unrest is TRUE.
The post adds that the university was closed after a student riot that lasted two days.
In a memo shared on October 8, KU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Paul Wainaina announced the indefinite closure of the institution and directed all students to leave the university with immediate effect.
Prof. Wainana said that the university senate had decided to close the institution indefinitely following two days of student unrest that resulted in the destruction of property and disruption of lectures.
On October 7, KU students held demonstrations over the university administration’s refusal to extend the deadline for fee payment beyond October 9.
A memo shared by KUSA chair Joshua Ayika with a memo dated October 7 stated that the protests would go on until all the student grievances were addressed, including a demand for Vice-Chancellor Wainaina to resign, allegedly due to poor leadership from the university’s management.
Ayika confirmed that the demonstration was over the deadline of October 9 for fee payment, stating that the students demanded an extension.
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