Nairobi,KENYA:Kenyatta University has been closed indefinitely and students instructed to leave the institution premises.
The closure of institution comes as a result of the ongoing lecturers’ strike.
In a Memo to all students dated 16th November 2017,the acting vice chancellor Paul Wanaina, noted that the strike had affected the institution greatly forcing them to shut down.
Wanaina added that,heightened tension and agitation among the students left the university senate with no other option other than suspending the learning until further notice.
The memo read in part, “following the continuous nationwide lectures’ strike that has adversely affected academic and heightened agitation among students,the university senate has decided to close down the university until further notice.
The students are given till Friday 9 am to vacate from the school premises.
This information contradicts that of the university student who noted that the institution was closed because of a riot that happened on Thursday night where students burnt the old admission block, allegedly protesting the newly elected students leader.
Closure of KU now becomes the second to be closed indefinitely after Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) was shut down on Wednesday indefinitely.
In Memo from JKUAT’s Registrar of Academic Affairs Dr.Muoria,the university suspended studies for the students in the September-December session indefinitely.