Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has been closed indefinitely following student unrest.
JKUAT Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) Robert Kinyua, in a memo issued on Monday, announced that the Senate had, in a special meeting, resolved to shut down the institution. Prof Kinyua directed the students to immediately leave the main campus.The students had earlier taken to the streets to protest over insecurity. JKUAT student association president Clinton Osoro and secretary-general Bruce Akach accused Juja Police Station officers of not doing enough to protect the students, They also accused boda boda operators of colluding with criminals to rob unsuspecting students.There was a heavy presence of police officers who dispersed the students who tried to hold a demonstration. The officers fired teargas canisters. The students had defied a directive by the university authorities to remain calm.