KENYATTA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS UNREST

By Debbie Gitau

debbiemumbi@gmail.com

Images sourced from Twitter

Kenyatta University-Main Campus students hold protests today over welfare issues and seek the removal of their Vice Chancellor Paul Wainaina.

 

The Kenyatta University Students Association issued a memo and stated some of their grievances to be:

  1. The extension of the deadline of the fee payment is minimal.
  2. The administration forcefully directing students in Nyayo to use the flyover.
  3. The suspension of the both students and student leaders on petty basis.
  4. Supplementary fee which is free in other universities, K.U charges 2,500 shillings that applies to Nursing, Law, Medicine and Pharmacy students.
  5. Hiking of graduation fee from 3,500 to 6,000 without KUSA being informed.
  6. Replacement of student I.D cards despite payments being done.

 

The students closed the Thika road super highway in protest. Heavy law enforcement was employed to secure the safety of the school resources and to open up the closed Thika Road super highway.

 

“They should listen to our concerns about the extension deadline and supplementary fees,” says Anne Kaloki, a Nursing student in Kenyatta University.IMG_20191007_190317

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Kenyatta University students gathered outside the University gates
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Kenyatta University Students running from Security Forces
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