“The University of Nairobi has expelled 33 students following the recent chaos that led to the closure of the university. Among those now barred from the institution is Mike Jacobs, who lost to Babu Owino in the controversial race for chairman of the university’s students union. The varsity’s disciplinary committee has further suspended 25 students, pardoned 17 and issued warnings to over 100 others over the chaos” (Kenya Citizen TV, 2016).
“The recent chaos at the University of Nairobi have brought into sharp focus the ever acrimonious student union elections. Early this month the students took to the streets to protest the re-election of Babu Owino as SONU chairman for a record 4th term. What is it that makes student leadership in Kenya such a highly contested affair? What perks make these positions so attractive? Rose Gakuo sought to answer these questions” (KBC NEWS, 2016)
Here you see another way of how the Nairobi Metropolitan Police does to their students! As this is a continuation of the Police Brutality that been seen by the Kenyan Police towards their youth and students of the University of Nairobi. This is not a good look, Babu Owino cannot be proud of the rigged elections and how the Government and the Security is dealing with fellow students. As Mike Jacobs gotten the SONU Chair stolen away while fellow students go through a hell-of-a-ride in the mercy of the Police. Peace.
“University of Nairobi closed indefinitely following two days of riots by the students over union elections; University orders students to vacate all campuses by 5PM” (Citizen TV Kenya, 2016).
This happens after Student Riots that we’re made after alleged rigged election where Francis Babu won over Mike Jacobs, there after there been Police Brutality and also burning of the SONU offices on Campus while the Jacobs supporters have been rowdy, therefore the Administration have determind to close the Campus and University, indefinitely. So now learning and yearning as the students have reacted to a stolen election. Peace.
“UON’s Mike Jacobs in sighting comrades to protest” (KTN News, 2016).