Kenyatta University has officially closed the Arusha and Kigali campuses. The closure comes after a government directive that was geared towards consolidating resources.
The institution’s vice chancellor Prof Paul Wainaina has said that they have shut down two campuses located in Arusha Tanzania and Kigali Rwanda as advised by the then cabinet secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i.
The institution together with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) was ordered to close down their diaspora branches after being blocked from admitting students on grounds that they did not meet the required quality standards set by the Higher Education commissions of the two countries.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) closed their campus in Rwanda in July last year when KU was still hunting for a buyer for their estimated 370 million shillings worth campus. JKUAT transferred most of their diaspora students to its Juja campus in Kiambu County.