Chuka University students have been oit of the institution for a week now. This follows a demonstration which turned hostile and destruxtive leading to the burning down of some of the lecture halls. After a long wait, the students union finally held a meeting with the Vice chancellor and informed him of desire to go back to school and study.
“Following our concerns regarding the resuming dates, CUSA leaders held a meeting today 24/02/2016 with the Vice Chancellor and Dean of students as from 10.00 am”. The student union secretary general Mr Rutto Dickson informed the students minutes ago.
According to Mr Dickson, the students will have to wait a little longer before the final dates of reporting are agreed upon Rutto said that there were still some repairs being done within the school and that the Vice chancellor agreed that once the structures are ready, every Chuka university student will resume learning immediately.
“It was resolved that we shall resume school as soon as repairs to the damages are finished. This shall be duely communicated”,he added.
Days ago eighteen students were being held and interogated by police over Monday’s chaos that led to closure of the campus. This happened even as students within certain quarters lamented that only those hailing from a certain tribe were accused of the crime.
The students appeared before Principal Magistrate Alfred Kibiru charged with participating in riots. They however, did not take plea as police asked for three days to complete investigations.
“They will remain in custody for three days as police carry out their inquest and after which they will be brought back to court,” Mr Kibiru said.
Chuka University is the fifth public University to close it’s doors due to chaos resulting from students elections. Others include Maseno, Moi, Maasai Mara University and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology.