Daystar University has been closed indefinitely following the unrest in the campus after failure of the University heads to release the report of a forensic investigation that was conducted.
This is the second standoff in three months due to incompetence of the university leadership. The students are demanding for the resignation of George Khroda, the Council chair.
On Wednesday night, police officers were sent to the Valley Road campus forcing some students to be hold up at the DAC Building as students were being forced to vacate the building. There has been a lot of uproar in social media as many citing this as the police action being against the law.
The memo from the acting Vice Chancellor James Kombo sent to the university students reads: “This informs you that Daystar University Senate sitting on 11 April 2018 closes the university by noon 12 April 2018. The senate consequently asks both students and staff to vacate both Valley Road and Athi River campuses by the indicated time. International students residing in Athi River campus are instructed to vacate and report to a designated desk in Nairobi by 2.00pm. This closure is indefinite.”
The standoff saw the university council suspend operations of all unions a week ago. Khroda, in a statement, said all officials of Daystar University Students Association (DUSA), Senior Staff Association of Daystar University (SSADU) and Daystar University General Staff Association (DUGSA) were suspended from operating at the institution. Other students who are not union officials were also suspended.
The outfits had jointly demanded that an audit report conducted by Source Messes Company which was scheduled to be released on February 15 be availed, blaming the vice chancellor for ignoring their demands.