University of Nairobi closed indefinitely following student unrest

The University of Nairobi has been closed indefinitely after a spate of student arrest.

The University’s Senate made the decision citing deteriorating security situation in the institution.

In a tweet early Tuesday morning, UoN Vice Chancellor Prof Peter Mbithi said all students should move out by 9am.

“Students have been asked to vacate halls of residence with immediate effect but not later than 9:00am,” read the tweet from the VC.

On Monday night, the students from main campus went on rampage and blocked sections of State House road and Mamlaka road.

They demanded for the resignation of the VC accusing him of allegedly inviting the anti-riot police to invade classes and halls to assault students last week on Thursday.

However, police dispersed them.

Last week on Thursday, it is alleged anti-riot police invaded their halls of residence and classes where they meted out violence on students.

On Friday, several video clips emerged allegedly showing police clobbering the students with batons.

Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) promised to investigate and it has now emerged that the video clips are fake.

But a total of 27 students were left with injuries from the invasion by the anti-riot police.

Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i called for conclusive investigations into the matter and has warned that officers found culpable will be sacked.

By Pharis Kinyua. He’s an online Journalist and an author for Jamhuri News