University students fought police officers in running battles while torching a vehicle that was on the road during the protests.
• According to a memo from acting vice chancellor Charity Gichuki, the University Senate voted to shut down the facility permanently following a meeting.
The Meru University of Science and Technology has been shut down indefinitely as a result of the student agitation that caused the Meru-Maua route to be blocked down for the most of Monday.
During the turmoil, several students are said to have protested and demanded that VC Romanus Odhiambo return to work after the university council placed him on terminal leave. The tenure of Odhiambo ends in July.
Acting Vice Chancellor Charity Gichuki stated in a memo that the University Senate voted to shut down the institution permanently following a meeting.
The Senate decides to permanently close the university in response to this disturbance. The acting VC declared, “All students must leave the premises at once. She announced that the 10th graduating class ceremony scheduled for March 11 has been postponed immediately till further notice.
During the protests, university students engaged in running skirmishes with police officers while setting a moving car on fire.