KISII UNIVERSITY STUDENTS STRIKE OVER A HIKE IN FEES(VIDEO)
The entrance to the vice-chancellor professor John Akama office was vandalized in the rampage, forcing anti-riot police officers to lob tear gas canisters in an attempt to quell down the Melee
The environment at kisii university remain tense for the better part of yesterday, as second-year students demonstrated around campus destroying property within the Campus in protest against a hike in fees.
The entrance to the vice-chancellor professor John Akama office was vandalized in the rampage, forcing anti-riot police officers to lob tear gas canisters in an attempt to quell down the Melee which led the demonstrators to scamper for safety so as to avoid arrest.
Demonstrating students in front of Akama's office
Students who spoke to Getembe TV said that they were irked at the decision by the university management to increase fees by at least 10,000. According to the students, they had been paying KSH 24,000 as tuition fees as opposed to the 34,000 they say they have now been told to pay.
“The university senate sat somewhere and decided to increase our tuition fees by 10,000 without even involving us, considering the current financial constraints facing our parents,” they raged.
We want professor Akama to come out clearly about this issue, otherwise, we have resolved to carry on with the strike until the time that our demands are met.
The main entrance to the university was blocked by a tractor-trailer and a vandalized sofa to prevent police entry into the university, however, they used a different route to contain the situation.