The administration of Kisii University has sent home all second-year students following a demonstration at the institution’s main campus on Friday, October 15, over fee increment.
In a memo signed by the University Acting Registrar Academic Affairs, Dr. Joash Kerongo on Friday evening, all the second-year students have been sent home immediately, excluding those in satellite campuses.
“The move has been reached at today by the University Senate following second-year students’ unrest and destruction of property,”
The affected students were ordered to vacate the University before 6 pm.
Armed police officers were deployed to the main campus in Kisii town to restore order after the angry students went on a rampage, destroying property of unknown value.
“We are not happy that the management of Kisii University decided to unfairly increase fees by 10,000ksh during this difficult times, forgetting that most Kenyans are suffering due to challenges brought by Covid-19 pandemic,” said Edward Ngeno, a student.