Breaking: JKUAT university closed indefinitely due to insecurity, deep tension

JKUAT university has been closed indefinitely.
The university experienced unrest due to continued insecurity in the densely populated institution.

JKUAT deputy vice chancellor said that the university senate resolved to close the institution.
The students have been asked to vacate the school immediately.

The students had in the morning protested alleged security hitches in the environs.
A running battle ensued between the police and students before the statement was issued.

A student on anonymity stated that some of the reported incidents occurred as early as 6pm in the evening.

He also added that one of the most recent victims — a female student — is receiving treatment at the university hospital in critical condition.

A memo released by the Jomo Kenyatta University Students’ Association (JKUSA) on Saturday indicated that “two students have been stabbed in the last two weeks” and “a couple others have been attacked and their gadgets stolen within the same period.”

The students’ governing council, led by President Clinton Osoro and Secretary General Bruce Akach, added that engagements with the university as well as area security stakeholders had hit a brick wall.

“As JKUSA leadership, we wish to state that we have exhausted all avenues of dialogue and boardroom meetings yet we still have insecurity cases,” read the memo.

A consequent memo released Sunday, as seen by Citizen Digital, invited the student fraternity for a peaceful demonstration due to “rampant cases of insecurity in Juja and total failure of the relevant authorities to protect comrades and their properties.”

“As per our JKUSA constitution, our leaders’ role is to protect the individual and collective rights of JKUAT students. We shall not sit and wait for any of us to die,” it stated.

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