Machakos University’s main campus has been closed indefinitely following student unrest.
In a memo on Wednesday, December 7, the university’s Vice-chancellor Lucy Irungu told all the students to vacate the Machakos-based institution with immediate effect.
Irungu said the decision was reached during a special meeting convened on Wednesday morning, where the board resolved to close down the varsity for security reasons.
The opening date will be communicated later.
“Due to the evolving insecurity situation around the University and the ongoing students’ demonstrations, a Special Meeting convened on 7th December 2022 resolved that in the interest of the Security of Staff and Students, the University be closed with immediate effect,” the memo read in part.
“This is, therefore, to inform all students to vacate the university premises with immediate effect.
Further communication will be made in due course.”
The students have been protesting increased cases of insecurity in the institution.
The protests were further fuelled by the death of a student who was allegedly shot by the police during demonstrations on Monday, December 5.
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