CampusNews: University of Nairobi Closed Down Indefinitely

University of Nairobi has been closed indefinitely by the institution’s Senate due to security concerns. Through there twitter handle, UoN Administration has given students until 9am to leave the institution.

Director of Corporate Affairs John Orindi said the decision had been arrived at due to security fears.

“We will announce when the institution will re-open,” said Mr Orindi.

The development comes in the wake of  last weeks protest by students which left 26 of them injured. Last night, students at the main campus also held demonstrations and barricaded Mamlaka Road and State House Road. The students blocked sections of Mamlaka Road and State House Road before police arrived to disperse them, firing gunshots into the air. They burnt down security offices there saying the officials had failed to stop the police invasion and blocked a fire engine from reaching the site. The fire engine crew demanded to get armed escort to access the site in vain. More protests were Tuesday morning reported along Lower Kabete Road.

Some students closed roads near there forcing motorists to seek alternative routes. They were demanding the removal or resignation of Vice Chancellor Prof Peter Mbithi saying he is was the one who allowed and invited the police to invade the institution classes and halls to assault and steal from them. They chanted, “Mbithi must go! Mbithi must go!”

Most unrest happened at the main campus. This was after the institution had addressed a press conference to justify the police action. The incident is being investigated.

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