“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)