The Daystar University has been closed by its Senate indefinitly following unrest that has rocked the institution for the past few months.Both Nairobi and Athi River campuses have been closed indefinitely. The decision comes after the Institution’s Senate sitting that was held on 11 April 2018.
Acting Vice Chancellor James Kombo ordered all students and staff to vacate both campuses by Thursday at noon.
International students living in the Athi River campuses have also been asked to vacate and report to a designated desk in Nairobi by 2.00 pm today.
“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 Nairobi 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 2.00 pm. This closure is indefinite,” read the notice directed to the students.
Daystar distress began after students demanded for the resignation of Vice Chancellor Timothy Wachira over mismanagement of institution funds.
The increasing unrest saw students boycott classes on April 5 protesting the leadership of Dr Wachira.
On Wednesday, there were reports of a conflicts at the Nairobi campus after a failed meeting between the Senate and the student leadership to discuss an audit report on financial management
“The meeting was being held on the 7th floor of the university main building when the administration called in the police with orders to beat up the students. They even unleashed tear gas to students and parents who were at the meeting,” one of the students told a local media station.