Kibabii university was early today morning closed indefinitely over demonstrations that rocked the institution yesterday. The management of the varsity said that they resolved to sent students home to avert the crisis that would have resulted from the destruction they were causing during the demonstration.
The students went on the rampage only a week after the indefinite closure of Masinde Muliro university in Kakamega county. Kibabii university students held demonstrations, paralyzing transport and businesses along the busy Chwele-Bungoma highway.
Speaking to some of the students, the demonstrations was due to perennial shortage of chairs in the institution. Some also indicated that there were problems with criteria used to determine those who would sit for their examinations.
In a quick rejoinder, a member of staff at the institution told the Magazine Reel News desk that some of the issues raised by the student leaders had been resolved amicably. He said that a group of students had already resolved to cause despite the fact that the administration was trying really hard to improved their welfare.
The Vice Chancellor Odeo Ipara also confirmed that indeed the students had complained of shortage of chairs and mixed examinations results.
“We had resolved some of the grievances raised by the student council but it seemed they were hell-bent on causing chaos,” he said.
The police, who were called in to quell the protests, were overpowered by the rioting students.