Moi University’s West campus closed after riot

University guards roughed up and injured journalists in the melee.

Friday March 4 2016

A policeman stands at the entrance to Moi University's Eldoret West Campus on March 2, 2016 after students went on strike to protest non-teaching. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Moi University’s Eldoret West campus was Thursday closed indefinitely after students went on the rampage on Wednesday destroying property worth millions.

The students were protesting non-teaching on the campus that hosts mainly business programmes.

“Due to what had transpired on 2nd March, 2016, that led to massive destruction of properties, due to non-teaching, the university management has closed the school of education with immediate effect,” a notice on students’ notice boards read.

The notice was signed by Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic, Research and Extension Prof Isaac Kimengi who advised the students to vacate the university premises with immediate effect.

On Wednesday, the students went on rampage at around 8am claiming that they have not been taught by their lecturers for the last eight weeks yet exams are around the corner.

A school bus’ windows and most of the window panes at the school were shattered by the irate students.

University guards roughed up and injured journalists in the melee.